I understand why the Belleville News-Democrat runs the Leonard Pitts Jr. columns. He’s a left-wing racist, who doesn’t understand what personal responsibility or common sense is. The BND is trying to be journalistically fair by providing an extreme left-wing opinion.
In Pitts’ world, the irresponsible are all victims of society, not their own stupidity. Even left of the left, Bill Maher, stated the teacher took the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the school, when Ahmed Mohamed brought a box filled with wires and circuit boards to school. In perspective, schools today are expelling students for pointing their finger, like a gun, at another student. Undoubtedly, the teacher believed it was better to be safe than sorry. Pitts believes the teacher was an out-of-control alarmist.
Within hours of the incident, Obama tweeted Ahmed Mohamed and invited him to the White House. With his narrow point of view, Pitts should attempt to write a column contrasting why it takes Obama days to comment about or contact the families of fallen police officers, and only hours for Obama to invite Mohamed to the White House.
Pete Hill, Swansea