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Abstract

The existing literature on race/ethnicity overlooks learning disability (LD) and the latter often neglects African American males. Further, when the intersection of race/ethnicity and LD overlap, African American males are rarely discussed or viewed as high achievers within the literature. Therefore, I seek to break through the wall of silence and provide an account that explores the rich lived experiences of a high achieving African American male with LD (i.e., dyslexia) in higher education. The article begins with literature relevant to my lived experiences followed by contextualizing those experiences as a high achiever. Next, I use a conceptual framework as the foundation of my journey, which leads into my personal vignette. Thereafter, I offer a brief discussion, which is based on the scholarship of Bonner’s (2001) phenomenological study. The article ends with recommendations for disability services.

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