Exceptional opportunities

Hierarchies of race and nation in the United States Peace Corps recruitment materials

Authored by: Jenna N. Hanchey

The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415501880
eBook ISBN: 9781315889818
Adobe ISBN: 9781134511235


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A few years ago, I was contacted by the U.S. Peace Corps recruiter at a large public university in the United States, who asked if I would be part of a panel of returned volunteers at a recruitment event. She then said she would love to meet me and that I was welcome to stop by her office anytime to reminisce about Peace Corps experiences. I took her up on her offer and dropped by one day to chat. When I entered the office, a small room on the fourth floor of the student center, she was in the midst of a conversation with someone else. Sitting down to wait, I noticed a colorful display on my right. A rack of pamphlets advertising Peace Corps service possibilities caught my eye – and held it when I noticed the titles. “An Exceptional Opportunity for Latinos,” one read. “An Exceptional Opportunity for African Americans,” said another. “The Business of Helping Others Help Themselves.” “Use Your Talents to Help Others Grow.”

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