After reading a recent editorial page, I feel a response is appropriate. I find it sad that you published Leonard Pitts' column returning to the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman affair after this amount of time. I consider Pitts a racist; some of his columns approach the level of a white supremacist.
Almost a year has gone by since this unnecessary incident happened. Zimmerman has not been charged by any agency of racial discrimination. That is not to say that the president of all Americans and his attorney general have not insinuated as much on multiple occasions. So much for the presumption of innocence when it comes to the White House. Unfortunately, this is not the first time they (like Pitts) find racism where none exists.
Why does it seem these people keep trying to start a riot?
Why miss the chance to say to America's youth of any color or ethnicity that confrontation is not the best choice? Why not point out that from all evidence available, had Martin hung up from his girlfriend and called 911, he might have been told that the person who was following him was a neighborhood watch person. Why not say that had Martin continued to walk home, not only would he still be alive, but also many other people's lives would have not been touched by this senseless tragedy?
Yes, there is racism still. It is spread in the same proportions as America is racially divided. That a person has a college degree or is famous doesn't exempt them.