Interview with Hollis Watkins
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

…BE ON THE INITIATIVE, TAKING THE INITIATIVE AND THE IDEA OF EDUCATIONAL FACTOR, AND LET'S MAKE THIS [unintelligible]. OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF INITIATIVE AND EDUCATION.

Hollis Watkins:

One of the, one of the threats that was brought forth by students coming was the threat of uh, taking the initiative away from the local people. For a long time it was hard to get local grassroot people to take initiative to do things for themselves, and once they had began to do that, with all the students coming down being eager and knowing that they have a certain educational level, then they would say well we can do this, and we will do this, and often all kinds of suggestions. At the same time by the local indigenous people knowing that most of the students would be more educated than themselves, then they would feel that well since they are more educated than I am, then maybe I should listen to them, do it their way, do what they say do, and because of that then they would then become complacent, they would feel inferior and fall back into the same rut that they were in initially before we started the, the grassroot organizations.