Leonard Pitts Jr’s “A future class in session with whitewashed history,” June 20, is one of the worst columns he - and perhaps anyone - has ever written. And that’s saying a lot given, as Pitts might say, the hog-trough of slop he’s slung over the years.
His juvenile attempt at creating a future classroom of black history can be summed in a word: claptrap. By comparison, it makes Jussie Smollett’s defective yarn of abduction seem Pulitzer worthy. And, sadly, the lessons Pitts continually pontificates are as destructive as the mock one this column presents. Pitts’ columns forsake Rev. Jesse Jackson’s long-ago, uplifting mantra of “keep hope alive” and replace it with “keep hype alive.” He’s worried about a whitewashed history, but, in reality, the world of race relations would be better if his column were to become history.