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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
Title
Privilege and prejudice
Title remainder
the life of a black pioneer
Statement of responsibility
Clifton R. Wharton Jr
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Subject
Genre
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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1926-
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Wharton, Clifton R.
Dewey number
973.04960730092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wharton, Clifton R
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
  • College Retirement Equities Fund
  • African American men
  • African American politicians
  • Chief executive officers
  • African American college presidents
Label
Privilege and prejudice : the life of a black pioneer, Clifton R. Wharton Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Chapter 1. The Beginning: Genesis and Youth; Chapter 2. The Student: College Years; Chapter 3. The Young Economist: The AIA, Dolores Duncan, and Chicago; Chapter 4. The Development Economist 1: The ADC in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Southeast Asia; Chapter 5. The Development Economist 2: Back in the United States; Chapter 6. The President of MSU 1: The Start and Student Demonstrations; Chapter 7. The President of MSU 2: Developing a Pluralistic University; Chapter 8. The President of MSU 3: Enrichment, Athletics, and Politics
  • Chapter 9. The Chancellor of SUNY 1: Building a Higher Education SystemChapter 10. The Chancellor of SUNY 2: Excellence, Flexibility, and Independence; Chapter 11. The Chair and CEO of TIAA-CREF: Promoting a Future Agenda; Chapter 12. The Secretary: Department of State; Chapter 13. The Retiree: Roles, Recognitions, and Reflections; Epilogue; Appendix 1. East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee, U.S. Department of State, 1966-68; Appendix 2. Friends and Professional Colleagues at African-American Dialogues, Nairobi, November 1968
  • Appendix 3. MSU All-University Presidential Search and Selection Committee, 1969Appendix 4. MSU Presidential Fellows Reunion, May 31-June 2, 1996; Appendix 5. MSU Commission on Admissions, 1970-71; Appendix 6. Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees, 1970; Appendix 7. U.S.-Latin American Commission, 1974-76; Appendix 8. Presidential Commission on World Hunger, 1978; Appendix 9. Independent Commission on the Future of SUNY, 1984-85; Appendix 10. Department of State, USAID Task Force Members, 1993; Appendix 11. Asia Society Study Group on Taiwan in East Asia, 1996
  • Appendix 12. Commission on New York State Student Financial Aid, 1998-2000Appendix 13. New York Stock Exchange Special Committee on Market Structure, Governance, and Ownership, 1999-2000; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn918992975
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628962321
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918992975
Label
Privilege and prejudice : the life of a black pioneer, Clifton R. Wharton Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Chapter 1. The Beginning: Genesis and Youth; Chapter 2. The Student: College Years; Chapter 3. The Young Economist: The AIA, Dolores Duncan, and Chicago; Chapter 4. The Development Economist 1: The ADC in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Southeast Asia; Chapter 5. The Development Economist 2: Back in the United States; Chapter 6. The President of MSU 1: The Start and Student Demonstrations; Chapter 7. The President of MSU 2: Developing a Pluralistic University; Chapter 8. The President of MSU 3: Enrichment, Athletics, and Politics
  • Chapter 9. The Chancellor of SUNY 1: Building a Higher Education SystemChapter 10. The Chancellor of SUNY 2: Excellence, Flexibility, and Independence; Chapter 11. The Chair and CEO of TIAA-CREF: Promoting a Future Agenda; Chapter 12. The Secretary: Department of State; Chapter 13. The Retiree: Roles, Recognitions, and Reflections; Epilogue; Appendix 1. East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee, U.S. Department of State, 1966-68; Appendix 2. Friends and Professional Colleagues at African-American Dialogues, Nairobi, November 1968
  • Appendix 3. MSU All-University Presidential Search and Selection Committee, 1969Appendix 4. MSU Presidential Fellows Reunion, May 31-June 2, 1996; Appendix 5. MSU Commission on Admissions, 1970-71; Appendix 6. Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees, 1970; Appendix 7. U.S.-Latin American Commission, 1974-76; Appendix 8. Presidential Commission on World Hunger, 1978; Appendix 9. Independent Commission on the Future of SUNY, 1984-85; Appendix 10. Department of State, USAID Task Force Members, 1993; Appendix 11. Asia Society Study Group on Taiwan in East Asia, 1996
  • Appendix 12. Commission on New York State Student Financial Aid, 1998-2000Appendix 13. New York Stock Exchange Special Committee on Market Structure, Governance, and Ownership, 1999-2000; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn918992975
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628962321
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918992975

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