Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Leonard Pitts Jr.'s open letter to African America
Damaging black Americans
It is a hideous travesty that neither Leonard Pitts nor his editors apparently possess the politically-correct-free wattage to realize the horrible damage he does black Americans by associating them disproportionately with illegal voting and felons [“Vote suppression brings...silence,” Opinion, July 15]. Worse, Pitts compounds this public-image assassination with the maudlin, ethnic self-pity of suggesting that American blacks are somehow uniquely unable or unwilling to comply with voter-legitimacy laws, and thus, somehow, are “disenfranchised” thereby.
American blacks, Pitts effectively and witlessly cries nationwide, support fraudulent voting and felons, and are too handicapped as a race to meet the same voter integrity laws as are equally required of all other American citizens.
Good Lord. Pitts shouldn’t be surprised if the KKK sends him a T-shirt and an honorary membership, for they couldn’t possibly have done American blacks as much harm on their best day.
— William Slusher, Okanogan