Black leader denounces black activists for their ‘racism'
WASHINGTON – So you thought Republicans were the ones guilty of racism, the ones holding black Americans back?
Think again, says a black leader who argues Democrats are actually the ones preventing African-Americans from progressing socially and economically.
Legislation and policy initiatives passed by Republican lawmakers over the past 30 years have been instrumental in socially and economically mobilizing the poor and minority community, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson told WND, while policies and legislation championed by Democrats are stifling the black community.
“It’s been Republicans helping all the way down the line and Democrats holding back blacks,” Peterson said. “The liberals, Democrats and the media have been using the word racism in order to manipulate black Americans and to intimidate white people, to keep black people – those who are suffering due to the destruction of the family and the lack of moral character – angry for a political reason.”
Nonetheless, hardly a day goes by that someone of prominence – a politician, a talk-show host, an entertainer – doesn’t call a conservative racist, or describe conservativism as racism.
President Trump has repeatedly rejected and condemned racism, white supremacy, the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, and throughout the country – both unconditionally and unequivocally. In fact, when he was a real-estate mogul, Trump repudiated racism throughout his decades-long career in the public eye.
In an effort to oppose the new president, Democratic Party lawmakers continue to accuse Trump and conservatives – whom they derogatorily call the “alt-right” – of being proponents of white supremacy.
Several thousand “religious leaders” led by Al Sharpton rallied next to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Monday and marched to the Department of Justice to protest the Trump administration because, they claim, it advocates white supremacy.
Last week, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, or CERD, called on President Trump, in an unprecedented affront, to again, unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville.
And Democrats are railing against Trump’s recent decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, the Arizona county sheriff convicted of criminal contempt after he was alleged to have racially profiled Latinos and immigrants, claiming it proves Trump condones racism.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused President Trump of promoting “textbook racism” on Saturday following his pardon of the controversial former sheriff.