“Do Black Lives Matter” Commentary by L. Todd Wood-Incorrect Attribution!
Summary of eRumor:
Conservative commentator L. Todd Wood wrote a commentary titled “Do Black Lives Matter?” that cites statistics about what happen if black people suddenly left the United States.
An unrelated commentary titled “Do Black Lives Matter?” has been added to a commentary that L. Todd Wood wrote for the Washington Times in September 2017.
The original commentary by L. Todd Wood appeared under the headline “I’m Mad As Hell and I’m Not Taking it Anymore.”
In the commentary, Wood explains that he’s “mad as hell” that America has been accused of being racist “generations” after slavery and Jim Crowe-era segregation ended. In reference to who’s to blame for “inner city gang violence” and “economic hardship.” The blame, Wood writes, lays with “black culture” and its adoption of Democratic Party government dependency.
Wood then notes that despite eight years of the country’s first black president, black entertainers celebrities earning millions, and “several black billionaires,” too many black youth have been left behind. Wood concludes that “it is no one but black America’s fault,” noting that black people make up about 15 percent of America’s population but account for 40 to 50 percent of violent crime.
That statement apparently encouraged someone to add a separate (and unrelated) commentary titled “Do Black Lives Matter?” onto the end of Wood’s original text. That section cites statistics about “what would happen” if every black person suddenly left the United States. It’s not clear who actually wrote the “Do Black Lives Matter?” commentary, but it didn’t appear with Wood’s initial report.