Gifted and Overlooked

February 24, 2011 | CUNY Lecture Series, Medgar Evers College

“Every time we talk about black males, we talk about how they’re not doing well in school, or not achieving,” says Fred Bonner, associate professor of higher education administration at Texas A&M University, unfairly creating a stigma for all. Speaking at an event during Black History Month at Medgar Evers College, Bonner addressed the need to highlight the high-achieving minorities in academia, and the factors that have led to their successes. Bonner, author of the book, “Academically Gifted African-American Male College Students,” says the unfair negative perceptions that society has attached to black males, have often kept them from getting into the gifted and talented programs that lead to retention in higher education.
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