White Privilege Author Reveals Modern Barriers to Black Career Advancement
Washington, D.C. — On the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a new book offers a deeply personal and unique look at racism as it relates to black employment opportunity and unfair barriers to career advancement from an unlikely vantage point.
In My Black Family, My White Privilege: A White Man’s Journey Through the Nation’s Racial Minefield, author Michael R. Wenger presents a unique perspective as a Jewish man from New York City who marries an African American woman from the segregated South.
This retrospective work chronicles his 11 -year marriage and the evolution of his black family, as well as his work in promoting racial justice, during an historic time of tumult and civil unrest spurred by persistent and widespread racial bias and injustice across the United States.
Michael R. Wenger, of Mitchellville, Maryland, is a Senior Fellow and Acting Vice President and Director of the Civic Engagement and Governance Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sociology at The George Washington University. He was Deputy Director for Outreach and Program Development for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race.
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Respected TV meteorologist Rhonda Lee, a 37-year-old news veteran, responded to a Facebook comment that criticized her short natural hair. It cost her, her job. The incident went viral, with social media sites buzzing over whether Lee had the right, even against station policy, to defend herself. Download or stream our candid conversation with Rhonda Lee and hear her experience of what happened when workplace policy collided with her leadership values.
Rhonda A Lee
Former TV Meteorologist
Rhonda has been in television for just about as long as she can remember. As a child her dad would ask her what she wanted to do when she grew up. She told him she wanted to be on television. He was disappointed. He wanted her to be a Senator.
When Rhonda was asked where she was from she said, “I don’t have a hometown and here’s why: I’m a Texan by birth. I was born in Plano. Then I lived in Aurora, CO; Columbia, MD; Syracuse, NY; back to Columbia; Wichita and Manhattan, KS; Chester, Colonial Heights, Winchester, Herndon, and Ashburn, Virginia; Memphis, TN; Monroe, LA; Yonkers, NY; Austin, TX and Shreveport, LA. The USA is my hometown. This is why I love the weather. So many places, so many climates, I’ve been through it all.”
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