At my son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner last week, one of the guests, a bright young African-American Republican, was asked how he could be black and conservative.
I had only one thought in response. Thomas Sowell. This column is one of the reasons. Sowell points out that positive trends with respect to blacks and poverty either came to a halt or slowed upon enactment of the Great Society. I can't say whether he tells the whole story, but what is great about Sowell is that he is willing to ask the question and look at the evidence.