Dr. Garrard McClendon is a leading intellectual voice in education. He is an associate professor in Education Policy at Chicago State University, and the author of President Thug, Donda’s Rules, and Ax or Ask? McClendon has earned an Emmy Award for his PBS production on the Challenge of Raising Black Boys. He is the director of the documentary film, Forgiving Cain. McClendon holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. His research agenda focuses on teachers’ perceptions of language, culture, and skin color.