When ears don’t hear, truth is futile

Check out columnist Leonard Pitts on the futility of trying to argue with facts.

“Then the lie passed into history and became truth.” — 1984 by George Orwell

Ignore any inconvenient truth, any unsettling information that might force you to think or even look with new eyes upon, say, the edifice of justice. Accept only those “facts” that support what you already believe.

“‘If a white person is murdered, what are the odds the assailant is black? 75%?’ Hands… bolted into the air. Most of them belonged to black kids. For the record, the actual number is 13%.” [which is the % demographic of African Americans in the U.S. population]