Black Faces in White Places

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

Black Faces in White Places

Working While Black

Black Faces in White Places : 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness by Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson, with Philana Patterson successfully weaves together a brilliant piece of work, detailing how African- American professionals “can (and must) think and act both Entrepreneurially and “Intrapreneurially,” combine their collective  strengths with the wisdom of others, and plant the seeds of a positive and lasting legacy.” 

“Glass ceilings” still exist and, need to be broken and, while breaking them; the authors urge blacks to examine the four dimensions of the contemporary black experience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. 

Pinkett, Robinson, and Patterson state, “For generations, African-Americans have been told that to succeed, they need to work twice as hard as everyone else… but, sometimes, hard work is not enough.”  Changing the very landscape of success, means challenging a system that has created differing rules for blacks, with the expectation that they follow them, while subjugation and alienation create nesting places that attempt to create unfair disadvantages. 

A barrier-breaking read that is confrontationally appropriate.