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Jesse Jackson

Pitts: A Black History Month that explains why we need Black History Month

Pitts: A Black History Month that explains why we need Black History Month

I keep hearing that I have an obligation to "bring us together."

That's something white people tell me all the time whenever I write something that cuts too close to some difficult racial truth. "Try to bring us together," lectures one. "Use your skills to try to bring us together," pleads another. "Why don't you journalists work to bring us together?" asks yet another.

I'd be willing to bet nobody ever says that to George F. Will, Kathleen Parker or any of my Caucasian colleagues. I'm just as certain most of my African-American colleagues have heard it more times than they can count.

So it struck a tender spot when Robin Vos,...

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