At RNC event, speaker says African Americans have taken a back seat to gays, immigrants

At RNC event, speaker says African Americans have taken a back seat to gays, immigrants

From The Washington Post By Aaron Blake

Bob WoodsonThe 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.

Conservatives have strongly criticized black leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for treating the cases of Martin and Hale differently.

Woodson said King would mourn for both equally.

“If Dr. King were alive today, he would not be just talking about …Read full story here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/26/at-rnc-event-speaker-says-african-americans-have-taken-a-back-seat-to-gays-immigrants/?wpisrc=nl_pmpol

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