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Monday, August 19, 2013
Columnist worsens the racial divide
Re: Rita Ross’ “Shedding no tears over sterilization,” Aug. 13 letter:
For some time now, I have been reading Leonard Pitts’ columns. (How could you not when his headlines usually scream racism and oppression?)
No reader should be surprised when Pitts does not respond, especially to a negative or questioning reaction to one of his columns that espouse such ridiculous racist and hate-mongering stories. Should Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton ever have need to recruit someone to expand the ever-widening divide between the races in this country, Pitts could be their man.
Columnists of Pitts’ caliber could accomplish much by using their talents to expand the idea that all races should work diligently to understand and rectify their differences by setting the highest standards attainable and setting good standards for the next generation instead of constantly digging at the bottom of the barrel for alleged discrimination — usually biased toward whites.
As for Christina Cordero and her situation (“Forced sterilization is still happening,” July 15 Pitts column), a good mother would not find herself in the position of having a prison doctor suggest that she be sterilized. Car theft? Hmm.
Cease and desist on political attacks
I am already sick to tears of the kinds of political ads being presented by the candidates for governor. To date, neither candidate has taken the time to tell us why he would be the better choice for Virginia.
Both are concentrating on why his opponent would be bad for Virginia.
I haven’t missed voting in an election since 1974, but at this time I am not inclined to vote for either one of these lame clowns. Stop telling me what’s wrong with your opponent and start telling me what you will do to improve Virginia.
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