Growing into an understanding of what it means to be a Black American, specifically a Black man, has been a surreal experience (to say the very least). In particular, it has been most intimidating seeing the proof that if you’re a Black man trying to access college or certain professions, the odds of succeeding are stacked.
Several years worth of experience working with inner-city high school and college students as a college and career adviser and currently as a professor has reinforced this truth about People of Color in general. Reflecting on my own experiences transitioning from high school to adulthood and the experiences of my students, I recognized the need for more critical college and career advising resources that recognize the legacy and current impacts of systemic bias and discrimination and equips folks to circumvent systemic barriers and create their/our own opportunities.
Ergo Critical Thinkers Consulting (CTC) was born. The name is inspired by a Little Brown Handbook that I purchased my first semester of college. Inside, there is a really useful chapter that breaks down critical thinking into an easy framework that I use to introduce students to the critical thinking process. CTC reflects my desire to help others realize their academic and professional goals.
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