Do you agree? Black issues aren’t the priority anymore, according to Bob Woodson, who spoke at the Republican National Committee’s event in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the
Via WaPo reports:
The Republican National Committee commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a luncheon Monday.
The most rousing speech of the luncheon came from Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises. Woodson criticized black leaders over Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted in Martin’s death. Woodson, who is black, said groups including gays and immigrants have been prioritized over poor black people in American society.
“Everybody has come in front of them on the bus — gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists,” Woodson said. “You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general.”
Woodson also criticized the “moral traitors” who mourned the death of Martin but not Chris Lane, the Australian baseball player who prosecutors allege was shot to death in Oklahoma by three boys, two whom are black.
Woodson said King would mourn for both equally.
“If Dr. King were alive today, he would not be just talking about justice for Trayvon Martin,” Woodson said. ”He would also give a prayer for this 18-year-old man, this little baby, who was shot in the face by two black kids.
“We should pray for the families of these people just as we do the family of Trayvon Martin. We should not wait for a white face before we get outraged. Evil is evil, whether it wears a white face or not.”
“I’m sorry to be the skunk at the garden party, but I think if Dr. King were alive today, he would step on some of these sacred issues,” Woodson said.
LOL @ the skunk at the garden party! We like that — and we’re shocked the RNC has folks around who make sense from time to time. We agree that nobody is speaking about the issues poor blacks face and they definitely need to be addressed before things conditions break down even more than they already have.
We hate the comparisons between Trayvon’s case and other cases however, because it isn’t that the victims haven’t been mourned in those cases! George Zimmerman would never be living any type of struggle life whatsoever if a whole lotta folks hadn’t started yelling at the top of their lungs about the case.