"Today, Dr. Benjamin Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon at a renowned institution, Johns Hopkins University. But what got him there was wholly different from what is being offered to many ghetto youths today, much of which is not merely futile but counterproductive." That's the last paragraph and conclusion of the article. I don't understand it. "What got him there"? That is so abstract, what does that mean? And then "what got him there was wholly different from what is being offered to many ghetto youths"? "Being offered"? Who's doing the offering, and what are they offering, and how does that relate to the earlier "what got him there"? This is not up to Dr Sowell's usual high standard of clarity.