This is the debate that change the direction of my academic life. This is the primary reason my perception of life has changed to one of a Pan Afrikan view. Nestled in one debate are three men that shaped my world view. the first is Cornel West that open my horizon about the aspect of intellectualism always from a strong Christian perspective. The next was Greg Carr( who was a student at the time) who is one of the finest professors in the country if not the best. Lastly but definitely not least is John Henrik Clarke. Dr. Clarke has one of the finest minds that one can every hear or learn from in the world. His lectures revolutionized my thinking and continue to challenge me to this day.