Re: “’12 Years’ reminds us we must face history to surmount it” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 3-6).
Memo to Pitts:
• Slavery was abolished in this country by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865.
• The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 forbidding discrimination regarding an individual’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
• In the last few years, minorities, especially the LGBT community, have had significant gains in the passage of state laws as well as in the court of public opinion.
• Barack Obama could not have been elected president in 2008 …