In case you hadn’t heard, peerless conservative intellectual Thomas Sowell has announced his retirement at 86:

Through his towering wit and insight, Sowell has earned and cemented his reputation as one of conservatism’s — and politics’ — foremost scholars and thinkers.

But “independent journalist” and VICE and Daily Beast contributor Thor Benson sees Sowell’s career differently (with a little inspiration from the likes of Tariq Nasheed):

How dare we celebrate Sowell’s achievements when he’s on the wrong side of the political aisle!

That’s essentially what Benson is saying. And it’s absolutely disgusting.

In other words, Benson doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. He’s judging Sowell purely by the color of his skin. Sounds like textbook racism to us, no?

So can we.