Motivational Press TO PUBLISH The Fragile Mind BY Jarik
IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Carlsbad, CA – 12-11-2014) –Motivational Press
today announced an agreement to publish The Fragile Mind by Jarik
Conrad, which offers A balanced, innovative approach to addressing issues and
overcoming challenges involving race at a time when it is desperately needed in
America. for release in Spring 2014.
Fragile Mind shares with readers Fifty years after the passing of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, racial disparities in education, employment, income, wealth,
healthcare, housing, and the criminal justice system seriously threaten
America’s global competitiveness.
In The Fragile Mind, Dr. Conrad not only provides insight into what daily life
is like for African Americans and individuals who are poor, he offers an
innovative approach to overcoming these challenges based on what scientists have
uncovered about the human brain – its brilliance, as well as its fragility.
Dr. Conrad offers us a balanced approach, a new way to address race that
requires us to reject the misguided “either/or” notion in popular discourse
that claims either outright discrimination by Whites or a lack of personal
responsibility by people of color is the cause of the sobering disparities they
He demonstrates how conscious and subconscious actions taken by Whites have
maintained their social, political and economic dominance, while conscious and
subconscious actions taken by African Americans and poor people have contributed
to the perpetuation of their subordinate status in America.
This book is a must read for parents, law enforcement personnel, elected
officials, business leaders, policymakers, educators and nonprofit leaders who
are desperate for practical solutions to this vexing challenge..
Motivational Press is excited to work with Jarik Conrad to share with
Understanding of Emotional and Social
Becoming aware of hidden biases.
Understanding of how the brain responds to
Becoming more self-aware.
Improved ability to connect with and
Dr. Jarik Conrad is a human behavior
specialist, entrepreneur and educator. He grew up in public housing in East St.
Louis, IL, a place that has been described as the most distressed small city in
America. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of
Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University and a doctor of
education degree from the University of North Florida. His professional
experience includes senior level roles in the public and non-profit sectors, as
well as at several notable Fortune 500 companies.
As CEO & President of the Conrad Consulting Group, an award-winning author
and professional speaker, he presents inspiring workshops and keynotes to
thousands of executives, business professionals, athletes and educators each
year. Dr. Conrad helps boost individual and organizational performance by
helping people become more self-aware, connect better with others and make
Dr. Conrad is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR),
intercultural sensitivity expert and emotional intelligence expert. He also
holds a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition and is a certified personal
trainer. He has served on the board of the National Speakers Association
(NSA), as well as on the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in
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