Once again a column full of generalizations has caught my attention. The Jan. 4 column by David Bradley on Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) was very puzzling to me. I remember following Watts' career at Oklahoma as a teenager and feel he is a man who is led by his convictions, and I applaud him for that. What provoked me was Bradley's statements, especially, "He is an intelligent, telegenic and articulate black man, whose beliefs, although unpopular with many blacks, are shared by many--perhaps a majority--of Americans."
What beliefs are Bradley talking about? Fighting crime and drugs, working hard, bettering our schools, providing a better life for their children. I'm confused, don't the majority of blacks have these beliefs? Doesn't it make sense that the majority of blacks want a better quality of life just like everyone else?