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By Clifton R. Wharton

Privilege and Prejudice is a stereotype-defying autobiography. It finds a Black guy whose luck in delivery and history and chance of time and position helped him to forge breakthroughs in 4 separate careers. Clifton R. Wharton Jr. entered Harvard at age sixteen. the 1st Black pupil authorized to the varsity of complex foreign stories at Johns Hopkins, he went directly to obtain a doctorate in economics from the college of Chicago—another first. For twenty-two years he promoted agricultural improvement in Latin the US and Southeast Asia, incomes a submit as chairman of the Rockefeller beginning. He back pioneered greater schooling firsts as president of Michigan kingdom collage and chancellor of the sixty-four-campus kingdom college of recent York procedure. As chairman and CEO of TIAA-CREF, he used to be the 1st Black CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation. His dedication to excellence culminated in his appointment as deputy secretary of country in the course of the Clinton management. A impressive tale of patience and braveness, Privilege and Prejudice additionally records the demanding situations of competing in a society the place hindrances, adverse expectancies, and stereotypical pondering remained stubbornly in position. An soaking up and candid narrative, it describes a most unique youth, a notable family members, and a ancient career.

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