The text for this course is optional, yet highly recommended. It offers more insight into the concepts that Dr. Maddox and Mr. Smith discuss during this lecture. Specifically, Dr. Maddox discusses the ways that discrimination attempts to shut down the academic genius of African American males as early as 4th grade.
The relevant chapter follows. However, the entire text provides powerful insight into overcoming discrimination.
Author: Dr. Samuel Maddox:
Ain't That Peculiar: Gifted, Black, and Male - Overcoming the Fourth Grade Failure System
Text: Young, Triumphant, and Black: Stories of Life & Liberation by Talented Black Students
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