It’s not just about Donald Trump anymore: It’s about how the Republican Party and its ‘leaders’ can fail to repudiate the campaign of a candidate who has so amply demonstrated that he is unfit to be president.
There is a false equivalence in equating white racism against blacks with black fear or racism against whites, especially police: The black person who doesn’t like white people can call names, maybe even physically assault some individual. But she has virtually no power to express that bigotry with impunity upon multiple victims through public institutions.
‘Everywhere you turned, there was something that made you embarrassed for them, something so disconnected from fact, logic or decency as to suggest those things no longer have much meaning for the party faithful.’
Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s crime is not rare, unfortunately. His victim is the one out of six women a study says have been raped — and only six of every 1,000 perpetrators end up in prison.
Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of the novels, Grant Park, Freeman, and Before I Forget. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday. Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009.
On Sept. 11, 2001, he wrote a column on the terrorist attacks that received a huge response from readers who deluged him with more than 26,000 e-mails. It was posted on the Internet, chain-letter style. Read the column and others on the topic of September 11.
You can also read Pitts' series, What Works?, a series of columns about programs anywhere in the country that show results in improving the lives of black children.
Leonard also wrote the 2008 series I Am A Man, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination.
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