Bill is a picture of success: A Yale graduate, the 47-year-old African American worked his way up to a management position at a large corporation. But he was reminded one night of how society often views him when he took a white business client to an expensive New York City restaurant to close a business deal: The maítre d’ ignored Bill and instead asked his guest whether they had reservations; the waiter returned Bill’s credit card to the client; and then, after the client immediately grabbed a cab with ease following dinner, Bill tried unsuccessfully for 15 minutes to hail one himself. After another cab ignored Bill but stopped for a white couple instead, Bill exploded with rage, cursing at the driver.
The chapter discusses several models of racial identity and consciousness (africulture coping) how well do you think they describe Bill’s state of consciousness?
The chapter discusses several models for coping with racism (africulture coping)? how would (africulture coping) have best prevented of improved bills mental health?