#ncpol: History 101 with Professor Woodhouse

Once again, NCGOP executive director has opened his mouth in public.  And, once again, grassroots Republicans are experiencing a face-palm, WTF moment.  North Carolina Democrats took to Twitter to celebrate the Voting Rights Act, and Dallas had to get involved:

In a response to a tweet from the State Democratic Party celebrating progress made since the passage of the Voting Rights Act (Aug. 6, 1965), Woodhouse tweeted “After they murdered blacks in Wilmington @NCDemParty, passed what they called the White Declaration of Independence.”

Asked why by ABC11 on Monday, Woodhouse said he’s “tired of being lectured to by people with a murderous, violent history.”

Woodhouse referenced the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898, in which a group of white elites in the Democratic Party organized the overthrow of the local government in Wilmington in the name of white supremacy.

“It is what it is,” Woodhouse said, unapologetic. “There was a commission on it a few years ago. People don’t want to admit it. They don’t want to hear about it. But it’s true.” […]

The Wilmington travesty referenced by Woodhouse DID happen — some 120 years ago.
I’ve never been a big fan of forcing people to apologize and atone for bad things that happened before they were born.   As a white southern man living in the 21st century, I have no obligation to apologize for slavery. (I wasn’t around when all that went down.)
Also, it IS interesting that a guy — Woodhouse — who played such a leading role in deposing the first elected black NCGOP chairman since Reconstruction is now parading around like some kind of civil rights warrior.
The events of 1898 in Wilmington basically boil down to some white southerners terrorizing black North Carolinians.  So, bringing that up plays right into the hands of Bill Barber and the rest of the modern-day race-baiting left.
Why not talk about what the modern-day Republican Party has to offer?  Smaller government? Lower taxes? Safer streets? Freedom not dependence on the state? (Unfortunately, the GOP in DC and Raleigh has capitulated on ALL of those counts.)
If you want to talk to blacks — take a good hard look at how life has been for them in the arms of the Democrat Party.  More blacks in jail than ever before.  Fewer married adults raising children than ever before. Black unemployment. An ever-increasing poverty rate — even as government spending continues to mushroom.  A poorer quality of life in locales dominated by Democrat political machines.
And compare all of that to say, Asians and Cubans, — minority groups in this country who also felt the sting of racism throughout history but gave both parties a fair shake and are doing relatively much better overall than black Americans.  Forget 120 years ago.  Tell us what you’re going to do NOW.