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Ben Carson, Shaped by Poverty, Is Likely to Bring Tough Love to HUD

Jan 11, 2017 - The New York Times

Between the several jobs she worked and the scramble to feed her sons, often with food stamps, Sonya Carson used to recite a poem to keep her son Ben and his brother focused on lifting themselves out of their impoverished neighborhood in Detroit.

"If things go bad for you and make you a bit ashamed, often you will find out that you have yourself to blame," Mayme White Miller's poem begins. "You're the captain of your ship, so agree with the same, if you travel downward you have yourself to...