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Privilege and prejudice : the life of a black pioneer, Clifton R. Wharton Jr

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Privilege and prejudice : the life of a black pioneer
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Privilege and prejudice
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the life of a black pioneer
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Clifton R. Wharton Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Biography type
autobiography
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P@U
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Privilege and prejudice : the life of a black pioneer, Clifton R. Wharton Jr
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Privilege and prejudice : the life of a black pioneer, Clifton R. Wharton Jr
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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1 online resource
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online
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9781628952322
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