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Reader Response on Steele, Limbaugh, Hughley

Thoughts from reader Samuel D.:

I think you are being generous when you call the GOP’s media presence a strategy.  The media make clear their views of blacks in America when they give shows to the likes of Hughley.  Why is it that the majority of blacks have never heard of people like Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams?  How would the lives of young blacks change if they were given a copy of “The Vision of the Anointed” for reading during black history month?  I am currently reading “My Grandfather’s Son” and can only imagine how it might affect a young black man today.  Perhaps that would be a possible outreach for the GOP. 

I agree: Thomas Sowell ought to be required reading in every high school in America. (And where in the media are you likely to hear Sowell or Williams? On Rush’s show.)