This past Sunday was the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, AL.
The Brown Chapel AME Church decided to have Bloomberg speak to the congregation on this day, and it turned out to be a disastrous decision.
Turning Their Backs
For those of you unfamiliar with Bloody Sunday, it happened in 1965 during a protest walk from Selma to Montgomery.
This was a walk meant to support the right to vote for African Americans, but it turned into a disgraceful attack by Alabama State troopers.
Some of the more notable figures to participate in these protest walks were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and John Lewis.
During the first walk, on March 7, 1965, Amelia Boynton was beaten unconscious by the troopers.
The second walk occurred just two days later when MLK joined the walk, only troopers separated and allowed the group to pass.
The third walk, which took place on March 21, 1965, garnered national attention when Alabama’s governor refused to protect the protestors, so President Johnson stepped in and sent the National Guard to do so.
In Selma especially, this date is treated with reverence, which made it rather surprising that of all people, Michael Bloomberg was invited to speak.
As you are about to see, he received a less than warm reception…
Members of a congregation turned their backs to Mike Bloomberg as he spoke at a church in Selma, AL. pic.twitter.com/wuSP1mVjJR
— The Hill (@thehill) March 1, 2020
The Show Must Go On
Even as the congregation was openly protesting Bloomberg, he refused to give up the podium.
Bloomberg continued with his effort to try to steal some of the African American vote away from Biden, who was also in attendance.
He stated, “Dr. King understood that the right to vote was only the first step in the march to true equality because true equality means that wealth in this country should have no relation to race or ethnicity. That’s what my Greenwood Initiative is all about.
“You may know about Greenwood, in Tulsa, Okla., but until a year ago, like so many other Americans, I did not. Greenwood was a thriving and prosperous black neighborhood until a white mob attacked and destroyed it back in 1921. More than 200 African Americans were killed.
“It was one of the worst tragedies in American history. But sadly, it was just another instance of black families being systematically robbed and exploited, something that didn’t end with slavery but continued with Jim Crow and redlining.”
Funny hearing these words come from Bloomberg, a man that has made openly racist comments numerous times as the mayor of New York City and afterward.
Bloomberg made this appearance to pander for votes but all he really did was provide every opposing candidate and Donald Trump with an epic meme to use against him during this election.