Do we know that Booker T’s way was wrong about the sequence of priorities? Civil rights being won through protest and marches have led to a victim’s industry where one group must pay homage to another. We are more racially divided than ever as we have to pretend that gangsta rap is high culture, that fatherless families are OK, that our inner cities turning into third world war zones is just cultural expression. Washington’s way, the way of equality through high achievement, would have gained equality through holding up a higher standard. All of society would have benefited as there would be no victim versus guilty class but rather a race for achievement.