I attended an event where Dr. West was a guest. I met up with him at the event's reception. He was talking about "what the Black 'Intelligencia' should be doing."
I asked him:
"Dr. West ... when people seek the definitive academic word on Mormonism, from Mormons, they go to Brigham Young; when they seek the academic definitive word on Catholicism from Catholics, they go to St. Johns or Notre Dame; and, when they seek the academic definitive word on the Jewish faith from Jews, they go to the Yeshiva or Steton Hall. So why, when seeking the definitive academic word on Black folks, from Black folks, they have to go to Princeton or other non-HBCUs? Why don't Black thinkers lend their talents to Black institutions of higher learning?"