Hello. Thank you for publishing your thoughts. I almost didn’t read it, prejudging you for admitting to claim your conservatism while at the same time standing as a proud and unapologetic African American man. I am very glad that I read your piece. Your metaphor of our struggle to claim our piece of the American Pie, IN PEACE was perfect. It does seem as though as we scale the metaphorical mountain with the most primitive of climbing tools, those who basically took a ski lift to the top want to keep us from sharing the summit with them. I just don’t understand why the focus is on our climb, when they should be enjoying the freaking view with us.