Ankhur, I didn't want to take that thread too far off topic.. so let's do this over here. . A super-powerful boat without a rudder will just run aground. Without a true sense of purpose, everything we would create would just be folded into the machine that holds us back.. into the weapon formed against us.. our computer geniuses would become our enemies. I'm not anti-education but.. how many disinterested, hard white institutions can we give our hard-earned money to so that they can give us a piece of paper that other white folks will honor and give us a job. The hell with that Ankhur.. Our higher education has got to go higher than the current scheme.. it's got to have a purpose beyond individual status.. it's got to have a theme beyond becoming rich.. it's got to be connected to a new African identity that is not contained by the old, but instead contains the old while also reaching forward toward a vibrant, prosperous, enlightened and strong African nation that is not bound by geographic location but by a group consciousness that unifies it's members regardless of national citizenship.. If our education does not result in our progress, then what is it? Where are the black manufacturers? Where are the black software companies? Why are our students graduating with resumes and not business plans? What is this obsession with white-collar work? We need to establish ourselves in the essential industries.. construction, computer software, manufacturing, real estate, finance, medicine, farming.. etc.. Our money should go to private K-12 education.. followed by apprenticeship training to learn a trade, followed by an affordable secondary education. Going to these run-down schools designed to do nothing but pay the teachers mortgages.. accepting these worthless pieces of paper that are suppose to signify some kind of accomplishment.. emptying our bank accounts and taking on huge amounts of debt just to take a bunch of classes that you don't want or need.. graduating.. then looking for a job is crazy. that same amount of money could have created jobs (plural).. business is the key to our advancement.. not education for educations sake. Education is a business. The sooner we realize that, the better. With todays world, you have access to more information than any generation had in our history. Why are you paying for Algebra 1? Why not just learn it? The materials are all available online.. in the library.. why not just work toward your goal? If you have a skill, take on an apprentice and teach him/her that skill.. Did you know that, in California, you don't need to attend Law School to become a lawyer? That you can study under another lawyer and then take the Bar exam? If Black Lawyers got together and decided to act together, they could create an apprenticeship program for black students and save those students the money they would spend on law school. Those apprentices could in-turn work as assistants in those lawyers offices as a way to learn and compensate the attorneys for their time. Their are many many industries where this same concept can work. We just have to decide to put aside the paper-chase for a purpose and cooperate with one another.