Leonard Pitts: Listening is the start to change; doing is the other step | News

We live in a microwave society. We want quick and easy and refuse to do anything that makes us feel uncomfortable.

That is how Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. sees it.

It’s a problem that prevents society from listening and making changes. It’s a problem that has polarized the country, he said.

Pitts visited Nebraska for a second time as keynote speaker at the Interfaith Peacemaking Coalition’s 36th annual workshop Sunday at Lincoln’s First United Methodist Church.

His speech, “When We Stand with Others,” brought 750 people together, filling the pews and the balcony of the church.

Pitts, a nationally syndicated columnist who has written extensively about issues concerning…

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