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African American Alumni Survey

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As part of the research for The End of Anger, I designed and conducted surveys of two groups that contain some of the most accomplished people of color in the United States. One is the African American alumni of Harvard Business School. The other is the alumni of A Better Chance-a program, founded in 1963, that sends ambitious and talented youngsters to some of the most selective high schools and prep schools in the country.

I do not represent these polls to be statistically unassailable. No survey is. It is better to think of these respondents as members of mega focus groups whose collective options are worth noting. The groups consists of 193 black Harvard MBAs and 311 ABC alumni who took the time to share their thoughts and feelings regarding some of the most sensitive issues facing this society today. They all filled out lengthy questionnaires and roughly one-third also responded to detailed follow-up questions. Segments of many of those interviews are reported in The End of Anger.

The two groups agreed on a stunning array of things. That is not surprising given that they shared an elite educational pedigree. But their agreement, it seems to me, is also an indication that their views may be the norm in such privileged circles.

You can download the two surveys below.

Thank you for your interest in The End of Anger – African American Alumni Surveys. You can download the surveys by clicking the links below.

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Download Ellis Cose Survey of A Better Chance Alumni.pdf

Download Ellis Cose Survey of Harvard Business School Black Alumni.pdf

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