A student at a University was given an assignment to talk about Malcolm X prison studies and was afraid to talk about race. Just what did Malcolm X said about his studies: "Ten guards and the warden couldn't have torn out of those books. not even Elijah Muhammad could have been more eloquent than those books were in providing indisputable proof that the collective white man had acted like a devil in virtually every contact he had with the world's collective non-white man" (The autobiography of Malcolm X" pp.180-181). you can't talk about his self education without bringing up the topic of race. We as black students can't be afraid to talk about evil deeds of white people to white professors especial when they bring up the topic of Malcolm X as an assignment. This would be like talking about George Washington carver and exclude all the peanuts! Black people need to step it up. we can't half step on our own education we come out of pocket to pay the salary of the professor and be afraid of the professor. In college we are not there to parrot selective, isolated information we are given but to bring it into context and crictique and evaluate it. This is especialy true of Adult learners at college.