Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts takes a lot of flak from Eagle readers who find his work too focused on race. To be sure, his columns invite debate. But nothing justifies the death threats he’s reportedly received on a national level since a column, published in The Eagle June 4, challenged white supremacists’ assertions that two white murders in Knoxville, Tenn., reflect a surge in black-on-white violence. When the editor of the white supremacist Web site that posted Pitts’ personal information was contacted by the Miami Herald, he said, “We have no intention of removing Mr. Pitts’ personal information. Frankly, if some loony took the info and killed him, I wouldn’t shed a tear. That also goes for your whole newsroom.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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