The people you listed (Carson, Thomas, Clark, Cain and especially West) are far from intellects. They represent the bastions of “House Niggers” who played “Uncle Tom” for the massa so they didn’t have to work in the fields. They sabotaged all escape plans made by people who did not love bondage. They, from my perspective, are the “folks” who set the problems, suffered by Black people, back 20 years. They sell their souls for acceptance from people like you and Trump. When you want to quote intellects to me, please leave your group of “sell-outs” out of the conversation. I have no respect for any of the people you named.