Frederick Gooding Jr. looks at how the integration of the workforce hid years of continued discrimination.
“Racism takes the shape of its container, just like water,” Gooding said. In these situations, Gooding said, African Americans had “to pay to play” and tackle new discriminatory tactics like those experienced by Watson and Rowel.
“No matter the policy, no matter the new groundbreaking change or rule, we see how African Americans still end up suffering from this idea that they’re not being valued, and they’re not being paid their full worth,” Gooding said. “That’s a larger chronic issue.”Read full TCU Magazine story here