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GOP Speaker Robert Woodson Slams Black Leaders During Martin Luther King Celebration

| by Michael Allen
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) held a luncheon on Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington D.C.

One of the speakers was Robert Woodson (pictured), head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises, who used the celebration to attack black leaders for supporting Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February 2012.

Woodson, who is black, claimed that “moral traitors” mourned the death of Martin, but not Chris Lane, who was recently killed in Oklahoma, noted The Washington Post.

Woodson failed to mention that Lane, who is white, was allegedly killed by three teens, one of whom is white. Martin, who was black, was killed by Zimmerman, who is white.

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Also, the three teens were not detained by police and then released in a matter of hours with no charges, as Zimmerman was.

“Everybody has come in front of them on the bus, gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists. You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general," added Woodson.

However, civil rights leaders often speak of poor people, noted CrooksandLiars.com and PBS.org.

"If Dr. King were alive today, he would not be just talking about justice for Trayvon Martin. 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," said Woodson.

However, not one civil rights leader has ever suggested that Dr. King would not mourn the death of Lane.

Woodson continued to speak for Dr. King, by adding: “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.”

After bashing black civil rights leaders, Woodson was given a standing ovation by his Republican audience.

Source: The Washington Post, CrooksandLiars.com, PBS.org