6 year-old studies Philosophy, Math, and History at Oxford
Young, Gifted & Black Series
By Taki S. Raton
For those of you who may have taken a breath upon reading this headline, please be mindful that this feature is reflective of what has become a common norm for African American and global youth profiles in this particular Courier series.
He is young, gifted & Black. Joshua Bedford is now the youngest student to study at the University of Oxford. At the age of 6 in 2011, he earned over five Distinction Certificates in philosophy, mathematics and history.
As cited by his father, Knox Daniel in a contributing article on “10 Extraordinary Child Prodigies” in a January 11, 2012 posting of ODDEE, Joshua earned five distinctions at the Oxford, England campus and had additionally completed a master-class Research Project in Historical Enquiry on the Great Plague of 1665, earning him yet another Distinction. [Continue reading Joshua’s story.]
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"why do you love elementary so much?"
because for one, the misunderstood, eccentric, and acidic genius white guy has real and serious consequences for his actions and deals with them in realistic ways and depends on help from his friends, the main one in question a wonderful strong woman who cuts through all of his bullshit manpain and puts him in his place and gets him on the right track to make amends
and even when misunderstood eccentric acidic genius white guy apologizes and tries to fix things, people don’t automatically forgive him for the things that he’s done just because of how genius-y he is, and also deal with their anger realistically