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Leonard Pitts Jr

America rarely lets you forget that you’re black

Yes, I know what the mirror says. And yes, I’ve always known African Americans face challenges But at some level, I had also grown comfortable in a nation paced by Oprah, LeBron, Beyoncé and Barack. The old mantra of black progress — two steps forward, one step back — had come to feel … abstract.

Leonard Pitts Jr

So you mean Hillary is president, after all?

You may offer to your heart’s content the ‘alternative fact’ that 2+2 = rainbow sherbet. None of it changes the hard reality of what sum is produced when you add those numbers. Nor can you insist otherwise and expect anyone with half a brain to take you seriously.

Opinion Columnists

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen joined the Herald in 1976 and worked as a general assignment reporter, magazine writer and investigative reporter before starting his column in 1985. Follow @CarlHiaasen
Leonard Pitts Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday. Follow @LeonardPittsJr1
Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin spent nearly 20 years as a foreign correspondent and 12 more as the Herald’s TV critic. He is a 1975 graduate of Stanford University. Follow @glenngarvin

Videos

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From Florida's Python Challenge to the candidates most likely to get us into World War III, Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen lobbed a few choice zingers about the 2016 presidential campaign at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables.
Matias Ocner mocner@miamiherald.com
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Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen talk politics, Florida and a presidential bid at the Miracle Theatre

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