I was poor, black, and female. Racism didn't keep me from achieving my dreams

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What I Can Teach You About Racism presented by Carol Swain

Let me tell you how my story ends: I become a tenured, award-winning professor of political science at an Ivy League university, and then at one of the leading universities in the South.

Now let me tell you how my story begins: I grow up in rural Virginia, literally dirt poor. I drop out of school in the eighth grade and have three children by the time I'm 20. 

I consider myself to be a reasonably modest person, but even I have to admit that's quite a journey. 

How did I do it?