Readers’ problems with Pitts is his skin color
It seems that almost every day, some correspondent writes a letter complaining about Leonard Pitts. That the correspondents’ complaints often contradict one another is amusing, but irrelevant — they are entitled to their opinions.
However, Pitts writes columns that are factual, logical, intelligent, and that support the point he is trying to make or the opinion he is trying to express, as opposed to many other columnists who often seem to use off-the-cuff “alternative facts” as part of their strategy.
With Pitts, there is one other big difference. You send an email to him and you will get an answer; it may come from a staffer, but you will get an answer. Send an email to most other columnists (not counting The Times-Dispatch columnists, who all respond) and you often get a bounce-back that the email address does not exist.
What I think the underlying fact is behind these opinions is that many people dislike reading or hearing something factual, logical, sensible, and intelligent from a black person. THOMAS COX. RICHMOND.