Thank you for your column in Human Events about the race-baiters. I, too, have had enough of Pitts. The problem is that not enough people have had enough of Pitts, just like not enough people have had enough of Environmental Correctness, Political Correctness, Racial Correctness and all other forms of Correctness.
You note that Pitts writes well and has a Pulitzer. He is in good company. Obama speaks well and has a Nobel Prize.
You write that Pitts has wrote heart-warming pieces about down-and-outers rising above their circumstances. Yes, and 99.9% of the time it's Black People. I have been reading Pitts' columns for years and he has been whining about race, slavery, Jim Crow and everything else for years. The problem is that THERE IS NO SLAVERY, THERE IS NO RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION EXCEPT AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE AND THERE ARE NO JIM CROW LAWS. Oh, and by the way, there are no lynchings, either.
I have written to Anders Gyllenhal at the Miami Herald several times protesting the foisting of Pitts upon the public. Gyllenhal's replies are always about how courageous, informative and thought/discussion - provoking Pitts' columns are. Personally, I do not find constant harping on what happened to one's ancient ancestors either courageous or informative, and I find Pitts, Robinson and others to be contemptible in their race-baiting and pandering.
People who know better and want better, not politicians but conservative activists, are going to have to find ways to get around the vested institutions, like the NAACP, and reach out to black conservative individuals and groups, like Niger Innis, Tom Sowell, Star Parker, and others to create coalitions to overwhelm the established PC viewpoints in the press and in the schools. Kids have been taught and have read and seen and heard for two generations that WASPS are evil and they should be ashamed and they should feel sorry for dark-skinned people, sorry for the environment, sorry for people who engage in risky behavior and get sick and die.
In other words, there are going to have to be a lot more "Joe Wilson moments". And there is going to have to be a recognition that liars are also cowards. Have you noticed that, for example, when Glenn Beck asks the White House to call his 'Hot Line' if what he is saying is not true, he gets no calls? But The O will go on tour and huff and puff and strut across the stage and pretend like he is taunting Beck, Limbaugh and others?
The example of the Tea Party, where the people get together regardless of affiliation to protest Big Government, is going to have to be followed in protesting Big Race Baiting. Somebody is going to have to put something together to relegate the NAACP and the CBC and Affirmative Action and Miss Black New York City to the scrapheap of history.