Courtesy: Bob Crisp - The Daily Home
John Wilson, the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities was the keynote speaker for Talladega College’s honors convocation. Wilson, a Morehouse graduate, outlined seven principles of success for the TC Class of 2012.
The seven habits outlined by Wilson were changing perspective, striving for academic excellence, aligning, examining, deepening, sharpening and dethroning.
Wilson said that “perspective is worth 100 points,” and no matter how lost or confused one might be, a person can change his or her outlook on life and gain intelligence.
He said African Americans have excelled onstage and in the pulpit because those are two places where they have freedom. However, Wilson said he believes African Americans need to strive for academic excellence. He said African American males drop out of school faster than others and are more likely to be unemployed, unemployable or in prison. (The Daily Home)[/mpoverlay]