Black civil rights activist and author Bob Woodson appeared on Dr. Phil’s show and did not hold back on how he felt about the quest for slavery reparations and the neverending cry of victimhood from the black community.
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He is the author of “Red, White, and Black: Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers” and “Lessons from the Least of These.”
Woodson believes that today’s generation shouldn’t have to pay for something they didn’t do. He’s an unabashed conservative who spoke some very uncomfortable truths on the show that were cheered by some and castigated by others.
“You say you don’t support reparations. Why not?” Dr. Phil asked Woodson.
“Not everybody suffered equally. I mean when you go into slavery, it’s much more complex than white people were the oppressors and black people were the victims,” Woodson proclaimed, adding, “If you dissect it you will find there were about 3,700 free blacks who owned 12,000 slaves… black slaves. The question is do the descendants of those free blacks that owned black slaves, do they pay?”
Why are we wasting our time discussing reparations when the real challenge facing black America is how do we prevent self-extermination in the case of this tragic event.
— Bob Woodson (@BobWoodson) April 17, 2023
“Blacks really benefited more the first 100 years after slavery than we have in the last 50 years,” he noted. “I was born in 1937 during the Depression. Everyone in my small low-income black community… 98 percent of the households had a man and a woman raising children. Elderly people could walk safely in their community without fear of being assaulted by their grandchildren. Never heard a gun fire during that time. Never heard of a child being shot to death in the crib.”
For those who will listen, Woodson makes fantastic points. The solution is not about race. It’s about morality in the culture.
“But there’re 50 children today who have been shot and killed in our cities. You talk about remedies… we’ve got to look beyond saying that every solution has to have a winner and a loser. And blacks can only benefit if whites lose,” Woodson commented.
“We have to be defined more than just victims of oppression,” he added. “When whites were at their worst, Blacks were at their best. When we were denied access to hotels, we built our own. We have to communicate to our people that is the history of how they achieved in the face of oppression.”
Low income blacks are taking a stand against white progressive bigots. Thank u @IngrahamAngle for having me on your show #foxnews #IngrahamAngle pic.twitter.com/6lK1rRl1MT
— Bob Woodson (@BobWoodson) March 15, 2023
Then he discussed the reality that is tearing the black community apart.
“But if we continue to sit back and say all of the challenges that we face out of wedlock births and violence, that somehow the control of that is in the hands of white America, and therefore until white people change there’s nothing that we can do. This sets up a terrible situation for this nation,” Woodson continued.
“The big crisis facing America is not racial. It is a moral and spiritual freefall that is consuming our children. The highest death rate among black families is homicide. Among Silicon Valley, the highest level of suicide. Six times the national average. In Appalachia, it’s prescription drugs,” he pointed out.
Woodson commented on morality and spirituality – issues that many no longer want to discuss which is why we are where we are today.
Continuing to emphasize racial grievance from the outside prevents us from confronting the enemy on the inside. Thank you @TuckerCarlson for having me on your show! pic.twitter.com/mUqvmiJHSq
— Bob Woodson (@BobWoodson) February 14, 2023
“So, if we are to address this crisis that is causing our children to lack a sense of personal responsibility for value for their own life, they’ll take their own life and take someone else’s. So, in order to address that, we must come together and look beyond race and realize America’s challenges are because it’s in a moral and spiritual freefall,” Woodson explained.
“None of us should be defined by the worst of what we were in the past but we should be defined by what we want to become in the future and that people are motivated to change when you give them a vision of victories that are possible, not constantly reminding them of injuries to be avoided,” he concluded.
Ashani Mfuko, a so-called anti-fascist educator and activist, also explained why she disagrees on reparations with Woodson during the segment.
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