Adam Clayton Powell's axiom: "Harvard has ruined more negroes than bad whiskey." I was excited about coming to America, until I got to America and realized that Black Americans have more contempt for me, an African Caribbean national, than does the white man. After being snapped at on a few occasions by my own black brothers in the streets for simply asking a question, I then stopped asking directions from black brothers, and started going to the Whiteman. I seriously started to wonder if there were any conscious black Americans. I asked an African America secretary, “Where can I find my physics professor office, and the woman was so loud and rude to me that I was shocked. When a white Asian looking woman attempted to show me where I could find the physics professor office, she then interrupted the white woman and said, let him find it for himself. Later in the day, after the shock wore off, I then returned to her office to find out why is it, that she was always so angry. On another occasion, I gave a struggling black American some MatLab programming past exams and told him that all he had to do was study then, so that he could past the exam. This was his second or third attempt at it. I also told him that whatever help he needed, he could come to me. This guy and I took Engineering physics together, so one day I ask him, based on my observation of the rude and despicable behavior of blacks on the NY subway, why is it that blacks were so rude. Before I could complete the sentence, I was angrily and verbally attacked by this fellow, who was repeating physics for the third time. He started to ask me what Caribbean blacks have every done or contributed to science and a whole bag of garbage, which somehow has not helped many blacks in America to become inventors in our modern times, a time when it is most greatly needed. Anyways, I just looked at the fellow, got up and walked away, and that was the last time I had a conversation with him. Not only did I get an A for this subject, but I also became a physics tutor. He later failed the subject at his third attempt. I was also called the N word by a black guy, not a white man. I didn’t take to this too kindly. I believe that any black person who calls another black person the N word is sycophantic or has psychologically surrendered to social programming. I cannot understand why people who would like to be considered builders of great civilizations can use such a derogatory term as endearment or a form of identity. Something must be wrong with you people. Ignorance is strangling the black population in America. If these ignorant and childish behaviors aren’t enough, what I find even more applauding is how Black Americans use clothing as an indication of social achievement. I use to love wearing my old track shoe of yester year to show that my live is not defined by the kind of shoe I wear. I believe that only people with very low self worth and expectation define themselves and others by the kind of shoe, pants, hairstyle or car one drives. I seriously don’t think black Americas want to be free from their mental enslavement. I honestly think that when you complain, you are indicating that you want to be accepted and become more assimilated into the white culture. This is really what all your struggles are about. You see yourselves as victims, and as such are always complaining and blaming somebody for your deplorable state. I will leave you all with a quote from Na’im Akbar, one of the few conscious black Americans. ” We cannot operate with the expectation that our true liberation can only come when Europeans people change their mentality. The elimination of white racism is not a necessary prerequisite for the liberation of the African mind. Black people cannot commit excessive energy to the effort to alter the attitudes and consciousness of white people with the assumption that this is the path to freedom. White racism is a fact of life and we must strategize solutions which are independent of its initial elimination.