Monday, September 24, 2012

E-Mail To Leonard Pitts

When I read an editorial, I fully expect a subjective point of view. That's why they are published on an op/ed page. Yours however ignore two important things. One, not all racists are white, and two, your facts get confused with the direction you are trying to slant.

The particular editorial I'm referring to is the letter to Vanessa. In this weak attempt to include all of your own prejudices, you have hit on a couple that you need to learn about. In stating that Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico and that John McCain was born in Panama, here is where you drifted into pure fiction.
First, there are exceptions to the requirement that to be a natural born American, you need to be born here, That is untrue. One exception is if your parents are in military service and serving in another country. John MCain's father was a renown Admiral in the U.S. Navy, stationed at the Panama Canal Zone. Another is if you are born of a missionary family, as one of my granddaughters were. In that case you merely have to report the birth to the embassy where they certify the child as an American.
In the other, citing Mitt Romney's father being born in Mexico. Now I'm not sure whether Romney senior was a Mexican or more likely was either serving his country or his religion. What you have done though, proving that when you have a perfectly good rant going your brain stops working, is insult the children of the immigrants that populated our country and with that mixture of cultures made out country great. At this point, I might add that while citizens of other countries enthusiastically flock to the United States, the opposite isn't true.
You have shown by your lack of variety in subject matter, that you are one of the worst cases of racism I know of You see, you do not have to be white to be a racist.

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