If I Were A Poor Black Kid
Gene Marks from suburban Philadelphia, a Certified Public Accountant, Management Consultant, and financial writer, explains to poor black kids who may be readers of Forbes Magazine the formula for lifting themselves from poverty. Replacing old cliches about Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver with newer cliches.
From Dominion New York:
If I Were The Middle Class White Guy Gene Marks
Kelly Virella from East Harlem, a journalist, disagrees with Gene Marks' implied assumption that it okay to require black kids to be "special" to succeed. She is remarkably gentle in explaining that paternalistic advice is useless and offensive.
From Scientific American:
If I were a wealthy white suburbanite
DNLee here in St. Louis, a biologist, college instructor, and scholar, disagrees with Gene Marks' implied assumption that black people are not already following his sudden epiphany on how to succeed. She suggests that the well-to-do Mr. Marks may have several advantages he has not yet explored. - In comments, Gene Marks responds and DNLee answers.
From Fair and UNbalanced:
I Finally Respond on Affirmative Action
Writing a few years ago, Burr explains the best his family could come up with, without the guidance of Mr. Marks.
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