Why do we say "A mind is a terrible thing to waste"?

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A mind is a terrible thing to waste

Meaning:

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Background:

This has been the slogan of the United Negro College Fund since 1972.

The UNCF, also known as the United Fund was incorporated in 1944 by Frederick D. Patterson (then president of what is now Tuskegee University). It is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities.

In 2005, UNCF supported approximately 65,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities with approximately $113 million in grants and scholarships. About 60% of these students were the first in their families to attend college, and 62% have annual family incomes of less than $25,000. UNCF also administers over 450 named scholarships.

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