He helped found the Educational Opportunities Program ( EOP ) in the University of California system, the Black Studies Program at San Francisco State University and the Black Psychological Association. African American activist, psychologist and UC Irv ine emeritus professor Joe White speaks with Thomas Parham in this video. His family background and his work with Malcolm X are noted. Improvisation and resilience as themes in black psychology, and the importance of mentoring are also explained. UC Rege nts.