A black columnist and radio host has just seriously called Barack Obama out — along with other black politicians — for how they have utterly failed the black community. Meanwhile, these same black politicians frequently portray Donald Trump as a racist. But what is the truth? Jesse Lee Peterson is here to lay it down.
For eight years, Barack Obama had the full authority and resources of the United States government to deal with the gangs, drugs and violence afflicting his adopted hometown of Chicago, but all he did was posture,” Peterson wrote. “He supported his corrupt former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as mayor, and they pandered to black “activists,” blamed guns and called for more spending.”
Despite the fact that Chicago is home to many black “leaders”, like Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Jeremiah Wright, the violence has continued to skyrocket, with over 4,000 shooting deaths over the past eight years. Who is to blame? Those very same black leaders, and the Democratic Party.
“Black men were not like this prior to the 1960s. They believed in God and took care of themselves and their families. But after Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Democrats seduced blacks away from God and the Republican Party with ‘programs.’ They’ve ‘owned’ blacks ever since,” Peterson wrote. “Democrats empowered black liberal politicians to run cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore and Memphis. They left these cities in worse shape than when they took office, but the media refused to hold them accountable because of their color and political affiliation.”
Peterson also had a ready list of examples of black Democrats who utterly failed their constituents.
“Coleman Young ran Detroit for 20 years. He was racially divisive and allowed the city to be ruined by drugs and crime. A succession of black Democrats followed, including Kwame Kilpatrick, who was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for mail fraud, wire fraud and racketeering. Democrat Willie Herenton was the first black mayor of Memphis, Tennessee (1991-2008). His administration was dogged with allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement. Crime and violence skyrocketed. When he was criticized he stated, “No mayor in any American city can solve the crime problem,'” he said. “Democrat Cory Booker was mayor of Newark, New Jersey, from 2006 to 2013. Murder, violent crime, unemployment and taxes all rose dramatically, yet he used Newark as a stepping stone to the U.S. Senate. Dozens of Congressional Black Caucus members have been in Congress for decades and they’ve enriched themselves, but they haven’t lifted a finger to save their districts.”
According to Peterson, it is Donald Trump who can finally give black communities hope. He received a lot of criticism from liberals for threatening to have the federal government interfere in Chicago, but Peterson says someone like Trump is what the black community needs.
“Trump is going to reinstate law and order because he loves all Americans. His father was his role model. When men and women love their fathers, it’s like loving God, and they have real love and a desire to help people,” he said. “Still, many blacks hate Trump even though he is trying to save them. It reminds me of how Jesus Christ made it possible for us to return to the Father, and yet he was hated for that. To help himself and his family, the black man must recognize that Donald Trump and whites aren’t the enemy. The black man’s anger was first caused by his impatient mother and grandmother who raised him (the father is rarely in the home). When the black man understands this and repents of his anger, he will be set free. He can then help himself, his family and his community.”
Do you agree with Peterson?