Over the weekend, one of my loyal readers emailed me audio of Power 105’s The Breakfast Club poking fun at boxer Floyd Mayweather’s alleged illiteracy. It wasn’t easy ignoring the trending topic of 50 Cent’s ignorant public humiliation of Mayweather on social media platform Twitter.com. But I managed to ignore it — until I received emails from loyal readers who gave me a different perspective on the ignorance.
For instance, did you know that nearly half of all black people can’t read? The irony is that half of the people who laughed at Mayweather can’t read above a 4th grade level themselves.
Fantasia’s poor attempt to promote her new single, “Lose to Win”, backfired horribly on her. Fantasia, who earned her high school diploma at age 25, continues to struggle with illiteracy. But she’s not alone. 24% of the American population are functionally illiterate.
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