Leonard Pitts’ recent column attempting to malign and discredit Glenn Beck is yet one more example of an angry liberal black man blaming the woes of his world on “the nefarious white conservative mob” (“Glenn Beck insults real civil rights heroes,” Sept. 1).

Your refrain is getting old, Mr. Pitts, and your inference that Beck “dishonors” the civil rights movement with his rally of hundreds of thousands of Americans is absurd.

Do you really think that white America is less deserving of freedom than black America? Do you really believe that the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were lost on us, that “we” did not hear or deserve to hear his message?

Glenn Beck himself has on many occasions lauded Dr. King for his great works, and “we” the people were moved by Dr. King, not because of his color or that he was the exclusive property of any race, but because he chose to stand up for the rights and unification of all Americans against bigotry, racism and tyranny, a fight that certainly endures today — clearly, in part, due to the twisted observations of people like you.

Glenn Beck’s rally was about restoring honor to our country. It was peaceful, spiritually uplifting and nonpolitical. Those gathered were inspired by his words and shared his ideals and came to the Lincoln Memorial to show support for a man with a positive platform of truth, integrity, courage and the belief that all people need to stand up for the preservation of personal freedom.

Does this sound like a man who would “dishonor the civil rights movement”? If it weren’t so pathetic, it might be amusing that the radical liberal response to his rally was to minimize the amount and demonize the intent of the gathering!

It is obvious by your writings, Mr. Pitts, that you are an angry man who, like the Rev. Al Sharpton, feels the need to perpetuate an agenda of hostility toward white conservatives and to portray us as your enemy. If you really wanted to honor Martin Luther King, you might try to actually absorb the content of his speeches.

You, Mr. Pitts, and the personal heroes you mentioned are not the only “we” in “we the people.”