LTRP Note: Over the weekend, Lighthouse Trails editors watched a very compelling and informative interview (see below) with civil rights veteran and founder of the Woodsen Center, Bob Woodson. In light of the violence, rioting, and now the talk of defunding the police that has taken place over the last couple weeks in America, this interview offers some valuable and needed insights with a voice of reason (something that has become quite rare). (One word of caution: The Epoch Times edited into the interview a three-minute video clip of a woman who was vehemently rebuking the rioters for destroying areas of the city that were low income and challenged. While her message was absolutely valid, she was very distraught (understandably) and used a lot of profanities. You can skip over this section (30.10-33.04 minute mark) as the interview itself explains what her message was.
By Jan Jekielek
The Epoch Times
How is the anger and grief following George Floyd’s killing being exploited?
Why does civil rights veteran Bob Woodson argue that the national focus on systemic racism distracts from larger problems facing black America?
How do funds meant for helping low-income black communities fail to actually go to the people who need it most?
And, what are real solutions to uplift people in impoverished neighborhoods?
The Interview (caution: 30.10-33.04 minute mark contains video clip with profanities and can be skipped over without losing any essence of the interview).