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Genius: Black Boys Over-Represented as Chess Masters

Genius: Black Boys Over-Represented as Chess Masters

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Black males are disproportionately represented in nearly every stereotype known to man.  They lead the nation in incarceration, unemployment and drop out rates.  But another area where black boys are over-represented is among the number of chess masters in the United States, reminding us of the tremendous genius of young black men when placed in motivational environments. Less than two percent of…