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Friday, October 21, 2011

Sowell on Cain's Ethnicity: "Certainly One of Us, Far More Than Barack Obama"

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2011, 08:30 AM

Jeff Poor reports at The Daily Caller:

On Thursday’s broadcast of “Cavuto” on the Fox Business Network, Hoover Institution senior fellow Thomas Sowell said former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who grew up in Atlanta in the 1960s, had origins more closely associated with civil rights struggles than President Barack Obama’s.

“My gosh, [Cain] is certainly one of us, far more so than Barack Obama,” Sowell said, ”raised in Hawaii and going to a private school -- an expensive private school.”

Discussing his own upbringing, Sowell said that despite not having “a lot of frills” like electricity, central heating or running water, he was fortunate to have a family. Sowell pegged his success to his parents’ habit of pushing him to get a good education.