Former civil rights activist Bob Woodson spoke on “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday and labeled Rep. Maxine Waters, MSNBC host Al Sharpton, and BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors as “bigots” and “treasonous” for what they have done to black America.
Ingraham asked Woodson why the media and politicians have rushed to view the case of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin through a “racial lens” despite no evidence that it was a racially-based crime. He answered that, according to the left, everything has to be seen through a racial lens.
Woodson noted that leftist claims that America is a systemically racist nation don’t address crimes committed by black individuals against other black people.
“On Easter Sunday, there were 1,000 black families having a picnic in a park in Birmingham, Alabama. Six black thugs fired 100 shots, killing a 32-year-old daughter of a local pastor who was singing in the church. Six other people were shot, including a four-year-old,” Woodson stated.
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“In Syracuse, [New York], a 32-year-old mother was killed along with her 11-month old daughter, and two other children were shot … But you don’t hear about that. There’s no outrage.”
Instead of focusing on those crimes, Woodson contended, the left fixates on incidents such as the officer-involved death of George Floyd because “it fits a racial narrative” even though his death ostensibly had nothing to do with race.
“And because it fits a racial narrative, there’s a mobilization. But the most vulnerable people, low-income blacks in these communities, are the ones who are going to suffer the consequence,” he proclaimed.
Woodson then turned his ire on Waters, Sharpton, and Khan-Cullors: “These people are worse than bigots,” he angrily said. “I know what bigotry looks like, but I also know what treason looks like. And what they’re doing to black America, in terms of pushing this false racial narrative, to me amounts to treasonous behavior against them.”
Those who try to leverage this tragedy for their political or financial gain – like the founders of BLM & Maxine Waters – are disrespecting the families who have lost loved ones to senseless violence. Defunding the police is not the answer & it isn't what Black people want. (2/3)
— Bob Woodson (@BobWoodson) April 20, 2021
Ingraham posited that Democrats push their claims of “systemic” racism to shift focus away from their otherwise “ruinous” policies.
“I think it’s a deflection away from their personal responsibility,” remarked Woodson. “If racism were that pervasive, the question is, ‘Why in the last 50 years are low-income blacks failing in systems run by their own people?’
“And now the police are being thrown under the bus as an extension of white supremacy, and again, it presents a convenient excuse for why their policies are not working. It’s really to conceal their incompetence, but they’re also weaponizing race and using it for political purpose at the expense of low-income blacks. And they’re ignoring real remedies,” he pointed out.
Woodson expressed his disgust with individuals who are inserting themselves into a racially weaponized narrative: “Two groups that annoy me most are self-flagellating, guilty white people and the other group are rich, angry, entitled blacks who traffic off of the misery of their people.”
He also commented directly on the Chauvin verdict on Politico: “This verdict ensures that Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for his actions. But just like we should not judge an entire racial group by the bad actions of a few, we must not judge all police officers by Chauvin’s actions.”
“Our justice system does not work perfectly, but it works better than that of any other multiracial society in the history of mankind, and Americans of goodwill are continually laboring to make it work better. The way to best improve it, however, is to shun inflammatory rhetoric, reduce polarization and work toward civil discussions of the best paths forward,” he said.
“If, as the presiding judge warned yesterday, the incendiary comments from public figures like Rep. Maxine Waters threaten this conviction upon appeal, it will clearly demonstrate the grievous harm that such rhetoric does to the rule of law and the cause of justice,” Woodson warned.
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