Powerless and poor

I'm not sure which is worse: That a political leader compared the poor to stray dogs, or that so few of us roared back at the cruel comparison.

As so often happens, while many of us reeled in disbelief, a writer formed the words we could not. In his column today, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Leonard Pitts Jr. stood against injustice:
"If he'd said it of Jews, he would still be apologizing.
If he'd said it of blacks, he'd be on BET, begging absolution.
If he'd said it of women, the National Organization for Women
would have his carcass turning slowly on a spit over an open flame.
But he said it of the poor, so he got away with it. . . . read more