52: Crabs in a Barrel

Dr. Rodney D. Smith is co-founder of Sophic Solutions, LLC, a change management consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. Smith also serves as a Graduate Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He specializes in courses that address racial and ethnic diversity and cultural understanding. Over the course of a 22-year career, Smith’s scholarly interests have taken aim at the implications of race and racism in American society.

Dr. Smith recently wrote and published Are We Really Crabs in a Barrel: The Truth and Other Insights About the African American Community as well as a chapter in an anthology entitled The Trayvon Martin in Us: An American Tragedy. Smith holds a Doctor of Education Degree from Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morris Brown College. Connect with Dr. Rodney Smith on LinkedIn

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