“I have been working in urban areas around the country for 26 years and it has gotten worse. The hatred for white people and white police officers today is through the roof and it’s unfortunate because Barack Obama had the greatest opportunity that one black person can get to bring the races like never before and he refused to do that for personal gain…. He would rather keep black Americans angry in order to manipulate them and use them for his purpose… Barack Obama gave the impression that white cops hate black people and somehow or another they’re out there hunting down black people. Whenever there was an incident with a black thug or criminal, instead of Barack Obama telling the truth about the situation, he made that look like a race issue.”
—Reverend Peterson on why he feels race relations have deteriorated under President Obama
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson,Founder of BOND and author of the 2015 book “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood”, joined Kilmeade & Friends to discuss President Obama’s farewell speech and impact on race relations.
Rev. Peterson, who grew up on a plantation near Tuskegee, Alabama during the Jim Crow era, believes race relations have never been worse in American history than under president Obama. Peterson said that the president had the greatest opportunity to bring all races together but instead gave the impression to African Americas that white cops have a hatred for blacks. Whenever there was an incident with a black criminal he turned it into a race issue. Peterson believes that if President Obama wanted to improve living conditions for blacks he would have tried to improve the family dynamic and bring jobs to the black community.