Another post reminded me to return to "The Mis-Education of the Negro." In Chapter X is this paragraph: "Here we find that the Negro has failed to recover from his slavish habit of berating his own and worshipping others as perfect beings. No progress has been made in this respect because the more "education" the Negro gets the worse off he is. He has just had so much longer to learn to decry and despise himself. The race looking to this educated class for a solution of its problems does not find any remedy; and, on the contrary, sees itself further and further away from those things to which it has aspired. By forgetting the schoolroom for the time being and relying upon an awakening of the masses through adult education we can do much to give the Negro a new point of view with respect to economic enterprise and group cooperation. The average Negro has not been sufficiently mis-educated to become hopeless." I do not see anything wrong with it, as long as one keeps in mind that "Educated" here relates to "Eurocentric Education" or "Mis-Education." It's a pretty well-communicated idea. Though if anyone cares to explain it to the skeptical, be my guest.