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Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Agrees With Newt Gingrich, Says He Would Send Blacks Back 'To The Plantation'

Jesse Lee Peterson Plantation


First Posted: 1/17/12 09:14 PM ET Updated: 1/17/12 11:56 PM ET

 

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, the super-conservative African American Republican who has campaigned vigorously against Kwanzaa ("The Racist Holiday From Hell" he has called it), the Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr. and President Barack Obama, said he has a simple solution to black America's employment woes: hard labor.

 

"One of the things that I would do is take all black people back to the South and put them on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of working," Peterson told The Huffington Post's Black Voices on Tuesday afternoon. "I'm going to put them all on the plantation. They need a good hard education on what it is to work."

 

Peterson made the remarks after he was asked to comment on Monday night's sparring between moderator Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich, during the Republican presidential debate after Williams asked Gingrich whether he thought his recent statements suggesting a lack of work ethic among poor black kids could be viewed as insulting.

 

"People don't want to hear the truth," said Peterson, the founder of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND. "Newt was 100 percent correct," Peterson said. "Newt said that he would have black children, minority children work as janitors at school. Working as a janitor would build character, more so than the handouts so many of them like."

 

"I know some people take it personally because a whole lot of folks don't like hearing the truth; they like to be in denial," he added. "Not all black people, but most black people know, and white people know, and black people say it more in private than they would in public, but for the last 50 years or so, generations and generations of black people have relied on the government or someone else to take care of them."

"Many black women have had babies out of wedlock and passed that on to their daughters that if they have babies out of wedlock, they'll get food stamps, free houses and your rent paid," Peterson said.

 

Peterson, who was raised on a plantation in Alabama where he said generations of his family worked first as slaves and then sharecroppers, said he learned to have a strong work ethic by doing such backbreaking work as picking cotton.

 

Day in and day out, it was the same thing: get home from school, eat supper, change clothes and get into the cotton field, he said.

 

Nearly 30 years ago Peterson left the plantation and headed West to California. But today, he said, millions of blacks are on the mental "plantation" of the Democratic Party. To fight back, he said, he formed the Tea Party of South Central Los Angeles. Considering this is black and Latino neighborhood where residents have traditionally voted Democratic, it might be an uphill battle.

 

"I hope that once [black people] hear the truth, they will pull away from the Democratic Party and their godless leaders," Peterson said in a recent interview with HuffPost. "When you tell them the truth first, they become upset ... They think if you're black and conservative, you're an Uncle Tom. Once you let them yell and scream and carry on -- because they will carry on -- and when they calm down, they understand."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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No surprise coming from this contentious rabid Negro. I recall Rev Peterson on the Phil Donahue show back in the 90’s, ranting and railing against black women, stating they were "out of control" (his exact words) and how they are directly responsible for the disintegration of the black family. I have it documented on tape. He could never deny (which I doubt he would) saying it.

 

I do agree that many of these government programs have served to some degree to undermine a culture of work ethic and independence for a generation of blacks (and non-blacks). But the entirety of so-called government safety net programs has been deliberately taken out of factual context and distorted to fit the self serving rhetoric of right wing conservatives. Just listen to the toxicity and gross distortions by Santourm, Gingrich and Romney……..

"Well white people must have the lowest work ethic because its mostly them sitting up on the Welfare. And please quote me on that."

 

Well, technically, the percentage may be correct. Nationally, 39 percent of welfare recipients are white, 37 percent are black, and 17 percent are Hispanic. I think the argument is because blacks only represent of 13 percent of the general population, yet they are grossly over represented by their numbers for receiving welfare. But I do agree the national perception of a welfare recipient is a black overweight, obnoxious, able bodied, lazy baby mama with three or four illegitimate children……

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