Thomas Sowell is the most intelligent writer I have the privilege of reading. He is not an African American role model... he is a role model to all races and gender. His story is far more challenging and inspirational than our president's. Sadly... he is treated with contempt, for his conservative ideology; by the minorities who should herald his success and achievements. It makes me wonder how Dr. King would be received in today's society. He stood for God, equality, peace, and opportunity. I don't think his message would resonate with minorities any more.