Today’s topic: “How to be a Black man.” It’s a subject on which white conservatives are often quick to offer instruction to actual Black men, their utter […]
Author: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Have we finally learned our lesson?
Last week, Donald Trump finally crossed the Rubicon. That is, he took to his social media platform and, for the first time, issued an explicit call to […]
We owe them much better than this
Joe Engel died last week. It’s unlikely you will know the name, especially if you don’t live in Charleston, S.C., his hometown since 1949. Joe never wrote […]
Elon Musk’s new toy
For Christmas one year, my folks got my kid brother a tank. This thing could roll across the floor, the turret turned and it made battle sounds. […]
A few words on post-election silence
A few words on the silence. As you doubtless recall, many of us regarded last week’s midterm election with existential dread. The path from there to the […]
The infuriating charge of ‘racism against white people’
Sometimes I wish white people could be Black. Not forever, mind you. Maybe for just a few weeks like John Howard Griffin, the author of “Black Like […]
The Caucacity of Nope
Let us apologize in advance to Barack Obama, who once wrote a book called “The Audacity of Hope.” You see, our subject today is what might be […]
We strive toward enlightenment … and language follows suit
EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Pitts’ column contains language some readers may find offensive. He intentionally uses this language to illustrate how far we’ve come since such words and […]
DeSantis, a secessionist of convenience
We’re all in this thing together. Or so we like to say. But Ron DeSantis’ hypocrisy just punched a hole through that ideal. In 2013, when Hurricane […]
Are we really different from them?
We are different from them. Instinctively, that’s what you’re thinking, right? Not that you don’t have reason. The news out of Iran that a 22-year-old woman named […]