Privilege and Prejudice: The Life of a Black Pioneer

Clifton R. Wharton

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Privilege and Prejudice: The Life of a Black Pioneer

Privilege and Prejudice The Life of a Black Pioneer Privilege and Prejudice is a stereotype defying autobiography It reveals a Black man whose good fortune in birth and heritage and opportunity of time and place helped him to forge breakthroughs in fou

  • Title: Privilege and Prejudice: The Life of a Black Pioneer
  • Author: Clifton R. Wharton
  • ISBN: 9781611861716
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Privilege and Prejudice is a stereotype defying autobiography It reveals a Black man whose good fortune in birth and heritage and opportunity of time and place helped him to forge breakthroughs in four separate careers Clifton R Wharton Jr entered Harvard at age 16 The first Black student accepted to the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, he wePrivilege and Prejudice is a stereotype defying autobiography It reveals a Black man whose good fortune in birth and heritage and opportunity of time and place helped him to forge breakthroughs in four separate careers Clifton R Wharton Jr entered Harvard at age 16 The first Black student accepted to the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, he went on to receive a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago another first For twenty two years he promoted agricultural development in Latin America and Southeast Asia, earning a post as chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation He again pioneered higher education firsts as president of Michigan State University and chancellor of the sixty four campus State University of New York system As chairman and CEO of TIAA CREF, he was the first Black CEO of a Fortune 500 company His commitment to excellence culminated in his appointment as deputy secretary of state during the Clinton administration A remarkable story of persistence and courage, Privilege and Prejudice also documents the challenges of competing in a society where obstacles, negative expectations, and stereotypical thinking remained stubbornly in place An absorbing and candid narrative, it describes a most unusual childhood, a remarkable family, and a historic career.

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    1. Susan Weinstein on said:

      Privilege & Prejudice, the Life of a Black Pioneer, October by Michigan State University Press, defies the persistent stereotypes about race and achievement. Dr. Wharton was able to achieve breakthroughs in four separate careers--economics, higher education, business, government. Clifton R. Wharton Jr. entered Harvard at age sixteen. He was the first Black student accepted to the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, and went on to receive a doctorate in economics from t [...]

    2. Martha Greenough on said:

      Inspiring - and great education in how to be an effective leader.

    3. University of Chicago Magazine on said:

      Clifton R. Wharton, AM'56, PhD'58AuthorFrom our pages (Winter/16): "In 1958 Clifton R. Wharton became the first African American to receive a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. His memoir details a trailblazing life—as the first black president of a major US university and the first black CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and as deputy secretary of state under president Bill Clinton—as well as the obstacles he faced along the way, including negative stereotypes and low expectations [...]

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