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Dr. dt ogilvie

dt ogilvie PhD, Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship & Former Dean at The Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the Founder of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers Business School. Dr. ogilvie presents an extensive analysis about entrepreneurship and economic development in urban American communities. According to Dr. ogilve, there is a need for African Americans to become entrepreneurs in order to combat racial discrimination and the disproportional lack of opportunities for minorities in the work force.  

Dr. Nancy DiTomaso
Nancy DiTomaso PhD is a Distinguished Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick. Dr. DiTomaso talks about “white privilege” as whites helping other whites, especially with regard to getting jobs. She explains that through her research she has found white racism and discrimination are not as much the problems as the privilege and preferential treatment of whites toward other whites that puts minority groups at a disadvantage when looking for jobs. She is the author of The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism.

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Dr. Pedro Noguera is one of the nation’s most prominent professors of Urban Education, formerly at NYU, Harvard, and now at UCLA. He also spent a decade at UC Berkeley, where he was a professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Dr. Noguera has authored more than a dozen books, including The Trouble With Black Boys…And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.

Kenneth Allen Gibson
Kenneth Allen Gibson , an engineer by trade, is an American Democratic Party politician, who was elected in 1970 as the 34th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the state. He was the first African American elected Mayor of any large Northeastern U.S. city. He served from 1970 to 1986.

 

Dr. Robert Curvin
Robert Curvin, PhD, Economist, Rutgers University Professor. He is the author of Inside Newark: Decline, Rebellion, and the Search for Transformation. Dr. Curvin does and exhaust analysis of the historic rebellion of Blacks in urban America in the 60’s particularly in Newark New Jersey. He also presents the economic impact that the riots has had on Urban America.

Dr. David Kirkland
Dr. David Kirkland, Executive Director, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on the Transformation of Schools.