Summary of Black Faces in White Places
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African-Americans face singular obstacles. To succeed, often they must be twice as good at what they do as nonblacks or nonminorities. Business consultants Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson direct their clear advice to black professionals, entrepreneurs and others who want to build success and leave the world better than they found it. The authors’ counsel proves universal for anyone in the workforce and can make a difference at every career stage. getAbstract recommends this manual as a valuable career resource – crucial for, but not limited to, its targeted African-American audience.
In this summary, you will learn
- What obstacles African-Americans face in attaining not just success but “greatness,” and
- How to use “10 game-changing strategies” to break down these barriers.
About the Authors
A Rhodes Scholar and frequent public speaker, Randal Pinkett is chairman and CEO of the consulting firm BCT Partners. The author of Campus CEO, he holds five degrees including a PhD in media arts from MIT. BCT co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Robinson is a professor at Rutgers Business School.
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6 months agoI would add, learn how the race-based system was set up and works to maintain the situation faced by the "blackface" discussed in this article. Understand that laws on the books have for centuries helped justify and serve to perpetually disenfranchise indigenous peoples of the Americas and those peoples forcibly removed and confined in the Americas and Westernized world.
E.g., Papal Bulls; Virginia Act 1682, 1705; Black Christian Codes 1724; Integrity Racial Act 1924, etc. in the USA; and similar laws existing in other countries.
Only then can the "black" face in the "white" place (largely derived from "black faces") actually determine their responsibility for their designation within a system they did not create, in light of the facts, and then decide how they may proceed as suggested.