Name: Clarence Page
Famous for: Winning a Pulitzer Prize. Twice.
Confirmed: Positively ADD Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams. 2006. By Catherine A. Corman and Ed Hallowell p.148-156
Work: Is a columnist at the Chicago Tribune, Syndicated in 170 papers. National TV commentator, Actor (Rising Sun)
Wikipedia entry some details below
* 1989 Pulitzer Prize for commentary
* 1987 American Civil Liberties Union James P. McGuire Award for columns on constitutional rights
* 1980 Illinois UPI Award for community service for The Black Tax
* 1976 Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting on the changing politics of Southern Africa
* 1972 Pulitzer Prize for a Chicago Tribune Task Force series on voter fraud
* What Killed Lenita McClain?: Essays on Living in Both Black and White Worlds by Lenita McClain, Clarence Page
* Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity Clarence Page
* A Foot in Each World: Essays and Articles by Leanita McClain, Clarence Page Editior
Quotes on ADD
Having Ritalin is like having fifty TV sets going off in my head at once. Ritalin works by turning of forty-nine of them
In his office, he usually has a computer, several TV shows, and the radio going at once, constantly bouncing from thing to thing to keep from getting bored, I like it like that, he says, but it drives my wife crazy.
When Grady (his son) was diagnosed, I was in big denial about it. I thought, well either they’re overdiagnosing him, or he’s not trying hard enough, or he just needs to work harder and concentrate harder – all the things my father told me. Now I reallly understand this condition.
Clarence says journalism was a “perfect” match for him. The writing is short, he says, there’s always a deadline. that makes it a lot easier to stay on track.
He makes a comparison between prejudices against people of color and people with learning differences. “I grew up as a black kid in America in the fifties and sixties. People wanted to put me in a box, expecting me to be in a certain way, Clarence says. I was always fighting against that. I see the same thing happening to kids with ADD. People expect them to act and learn a certain way, but they don’t. They have to fight to figure out who they are and what they need. Every child learns differently. Clarence says.