WP: “ 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.”
Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises: “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.”
CBS: “Blacks are more likely than other race groups to say they have been discriminated against in the past year – 35 percent vs. 20 percent for Hispanics and 10 percent for whites. Majorities of blacks say they are treated less fairly than whites in dealing with police, in the courts, in local public schools or on the job.
Obama’s election only temporarily boosted perceptions of progress for blacks. After initially rising across all races, the percentage saying blacks had gained ground in the last five years has dropped to levels last seen in 2007.
Only 1 in 4 African-Americans say the situation of black people is better now than five years ago, down from 39 percent in 2009. Among whites, it fell from 49 percent to 35 percent.”
Remember hope and change? Opportunity for all? Obama saying the GOP is welcome to come on the ride as long as they sit in the back of the bus? Obama’s mother was white? How much of himself is he putting at the back of the bus?