America needs an Open Discussion on Income and Racial Inequality

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As protests and riots erupt across America’s cities no media coverage has shed any light on how urban cities are run, considering the vast majority are governed by progressive Democrats.

Former civil rights activist, and former head of the National Urban League Department of Criminal Justice, Bob Woodson, who is now President of the Woodson Center stated, “In the past 50 years, $22 trillion has been spent on poverty programs.  Seventy percent goes not to the poor but those who serve poor people,” he said. “So many of those people taking office use this money to create a class of people who are running these cities, and now after 50 years of liberal Democrats running the inner cities, where we have all of these inequities that we have, race is being used as a ruse, as a means of deflecting attention away from critical questions such as why are poor blacks failing in systems run by their own people?”

Woodson continued, “It’s more class than it is race … and now race is being used to deflect attention away from the failures of people running those institutions,” he added. “The question is why are black kids failing in school systems run by their own people?”

In 2015, the city of Baltimore experienced a major riot similar to the situation in Minneapolis, like Minneapolis Baltimore has singular party control.  Recent corruption scandals by top elected officials in the city from which they pled guilty, with the real tragedy were perpetrated by members of their own community.