Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of BOND Action and The South Central LA Tea Party, which self-identifies as “a black-led organization that loves and supports America,” has issued a press release demanding that race-baiting congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) “apologize to black Americans and the Tea Party for his outrageous lies” in the wake of a vile campaign fundraising email issued by Grayson featuring a burning cross to spell "Tea Party," and comments comparing the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan. Peterson said:
“Rep. Alan Grayson has managed to insult both the Tea Party and sensible Black Americans with his outrageous and callous remarks. I grew up on a plantation near Montgomery, Alabama during Jim Crow and witnessed real racism. Klansmen murdered my great-grandfather. For Alan Grayson to cavalierly compare law-abiding Tea Party people to a violent and racist organization like the Ku-Klux-Klan is offensive and minimizes the suffering of Black Americans.
“Alan Grayson is playing on the worst fears of Blacks in an attempt to continue the brainwashing tactics of the Democratic Party. He knows that for more than 160 years it has been the Democrats who have used the Ku-Klux-Klan, Jim Crow, and failing liberal policies to keep many blacks on the liberal Democrat’s plantation.
So far, Grayson has refused to apologize, and many in the media establishment have defended his unfounded and deplorable remarks.