Letter to Car and Driver about an interview with a successful auto industry executive.

Dear Editor,

Your interview with black executive Joseph Anderson seems to paint him as an anomaly rather than an example of what can be accomplished with effort.

Your questions led Mr. Anderson toward a conclusion that the cards are stacked against black people. That is the problem Mr. Anderson overcame, not racism itself.

Mr. Anderson, Barack Obama and many others are proof that opportunity exists, not that we are a racist nation. Car and Driver could be part of the solution instead of adding to a false narrative of hopelessness.

4 responses to “Letter to Car and Driver about an interview with a successful auto industry executive.

  1. The problem is that there is simply an insufficient number of black “Andersons” and “Obamas” (An, Obama was only about 6% African black. He was white and Arab for the majority part, so using Obama as a comparison of black success falls flat, at least to me. Sorry …

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