Robert Woodson — an activist who participated in the civil rights movement in the 1960s — told The Western Journal in a 2020 interview that the single-parent household is one of the main causes of the societal ills seen among African-Americans in the present day. Woodson is the founder of the Woodson Center, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income neighborhoods. He noted in the interview that black Americans in the first half of the 20th century responded to prejudice by building their own infrastructure of hotels, banks and prosperous neighborhoods like Bronzeville in Chicago, known as the “Black Wall Street.” “For a whole century [following the Civil War], the nuclear family stood as a safeguard for the preservation of that community,” he said. But in the 1960s, the Great Society separated “work from income and welfare replaced the man in the house,” Woodson said. Asked what he would change to help strengthen African-African communities, Woodson said he would “like to see the government stop helping people.” [firefly_poll] On Wednesday night, Scott acknowledged, “I have been discriminated against, but America is not a racist country. Never ever doubt who we are.” “We are the greatest country on God’s green earth and, frankly, the city on the hill needs a brand new leader,” Scott proclaimed. The senator’s reference to a city on a hill was a nod to former President Ronald Reagan, who used the phrase to describe the United States. The GOP debate was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) reiterates his criticism of Florida’s educational standards, but says LBJ’s domestic programs were harder to survive than slavery for Black families. pic.twitter.com/u4gvREUi6R— The Recount (@therecount) September 28, 2023