In part anyways? Quoting Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint: "For all the woes of segregation, there were some good things to come out of it. One thing that it forced us to take care of ourselves. When restaurants, laundries,hotels, groceries, and clothing stores were segregated, black people ran their own. Black life insurance companies and banks thrived, as well as funeral homes.....Such successes provided jobs and strength to black economic well being. They also gave black people that gratifying sense of an interdependent community." They make some sense.