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Over the last few months I've been talking to friends of D'souza's from the 90s, basically asking, what happened to the guy? I'd assumed that D'souza has at least become a very wealthy man based on what was a phenomenally successful anti-Obama documentary. But as one friend noted, stuff like this suggests he may not have gotten a lot of the earnings himself.

The guy who I think has the best read points to disappointment over the reception of his 1996 book The End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society. Rather than marking his ascendence as one of modern conservatism's great thinkers, it met with a generally negative reception. And that either turned him on a course from someone with simply non-PC views on race to something more like an ingrained and embittered loathing for people of African ancestry - something that both curdled and became intensely salable in the Obama era.

It's a sad story. But if you'd like to have a little fun at his expense because its not nice because one of America's top race hustlers, then watch the video above.