Eurocentric education does not end prejudiced ideological thinking. It often exacerbates it, regardless of discipline. This is because of its false concept of objectivity. That concept encourages you to externalize knowledge and frees you of an obligation to actuate it. Thus I could in this system be an “expert” on poverty and live a life totally insensitive to the plight of the poor. Some of the worst racists, sexists, and other undesirables are highly “educated.” Carter Woodson and Dr. Clarke warned us about confusing Eurocentric scholarly credentialling with real culturally relevant education. How many of our scholars, so called, actually have the desire and ability to build any real Africa-centered institutions for the people? Some, too many, have a revolution that cannot be televised, but is being posted and while that gives them status , it’s useless for our progress collectively. Expecting much in the way of ideological foresight from such people is unrealistic.
Someone asked me once what I thought of the “luminaries” in our field. I said the West is busy Dyson us to pieces and closing Gates around us, saying Asante sana to our kujichagulia. I haven’t moved from that critique. Black studies will always reflect the people and when the people are held in thrall by oppressive ideologies, so the discipline will be similarly mired. A liberatory Black Studies MUST build for the liberation of the people. Any other agenda is a traitorous scamming built on the backs of their oppressed cognitive, spiritual, and social condition.