Too Smart To Succeed, Too Good To Win — The Plight Of Black Professionals And Students

It is not uncommon for African Americans to be told by family and friends “You have to be twice as good as other people.” Co-authors J. Luke Wood, Frank Harris III, and Joshua Wood point out that when “excellence disrupts erroneous assumptions of supremacy. . . . [y]ou become a target, the center of attention in a bitter (and sometimes unconscious) effort to derail your success or question the standards by which your success is measured.”  To read the complete article, click here.

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