From an AOSHQ commenter:
I took a course 20 yrs ago in which the leftist, black instructor informed us that the reason blacks were behind everyone else was because of their underlying philosophy. Asians saw their lot in life as karma, whites saw their lot in life as the result of their own ambition or lack thereof, and blacks saw their situation as the result of someone else's (read "the man's") direct influence over their lives. His solution was for us (anyone non-black) to intrude even further into their lives by providing them with preferences and catering to their every need. He was too obtuse to see the irony.