I can’t agree with any of these responses. Over and over I have heard references to blacks cutting down other blacks who are intelligent or speak good English. Blacks seem to be accused of ‘acting white’ if they are interested in learning or if they speak clearly. Rapper/actor Will Smith, who is very well-spoken and intelligent, said he has been accused of trying to be white because he speaks well and has brains. And recently a book was written (by a black author) regarding how intelligence is frowned upon in the black community. Seems to me that blacks often keep themselves down because they are not accepted in their ‘culture’ if they have an interest in learning and/or they speak good English.