“You always have to begin with a solution in mind,” Woodson told CSPAN Tuesday morning in a discussion on poverty. “I tell people, what is your solution? If all whites tomorrow were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how it would affect the black on black crime rate, how would it it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how would it affect the spread of AIDS? How would it affect those issues?” he asked.
“What I’m saying to Black America, we must stop victimizaton. We must stop complaining about what white folks have done to us in the past. We must go into ourselves, as Dr. King said, and find indelible ink — our own emancipation proclamation.”
Woodson’s organization goes into low-income communities and seeks out leaders and “moral mentors” to help solve the problems they understand so well.