I feel the old dude on what he is saying. I interpret his point, placed in the context of this discussion, as the distinction between integration and assimilation. I think that with access to institutions that have traditionally barred Blacks from participation we have confused integration with assimilation. Instead of using access to the system to reform it we have adopted the ways of our oppressor. It is the Pualo Freire argument of the oppressed becoming the oppressor.
I ain't pass the bar but I know a little bit, like you won't illegally search my shit - Jay-Z