Monday, September 22, 2008

Gifted Children

I'm sitting here watching the Today show and they're doing a segment on child prodigies. I have one question: WHERE ARE THE BLACK CHILDREN?

Why don't we ask why black children are not often found in stories about these groups?

They define a prodigy as a child under ten years of age who is performing at an adult level. So what if a child has the ability to do such a thing, but they don't have the opportunity to use it? What if they have the ability to we a world class violin player by the age of five, but never get the chance to pick up a violin?

Why don't more people naturally ask these questions?

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