The Antidote for Black Lives Matter’s Poisonous Message: Forgiveness

By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson | August 22, 2016 | 2:52pm EDT
A crowd of protesters skirmished with police Saturday night in the Milwaukee neighborhood where an officer shot and killed a man after a traffic stop and foot chase earlier in the day, setting fire to a police car and torching a gas station. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ehlke)

I rolled my eyes at the Milwaukee riots last week — blacks burning down businesses, looting stores, attacking police, beating up and shooting white people — all because a police officer killed a black man, Sylville Smith, who ran from police carrying a stolen gun. The black officer who killed Smith went into hiding due to threats on his life.

It’s the same tired, boring slander against whites and police to claim blacks suffer from any "racism." Those crying "racism" actually commit the greatest injustices in America, and hurt blacks with their lies.

Black Lives Matter is a hate movement. They lionize black thugs. They falsely accuse and endanger innocent whites and police. They provoke riots, black-on-white assaults, and police assassinations. They poison the minds of blacks and gullible whites. They have no sense of justice or freedom. They are led by white anarchists, communists, black homosexuals and lesbians. They hate families and God — two things blacks need most.

The suffering of blacks has increased with Black Lives Matter’s rise.

There is one antidote: Forgiveness.

Only those that are lost attempt to justify their anger. God says to drop it. Anger is blindness and pure evil.

I forgave my mother and reconciled with my father 27 years ago, and although I face evil every day, I have perfect peace within. I started BOND 26 years ago, dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” Rebuilding men starts by telling them that, in order to have peace, they must forgive their failing mothers and fathers.

Through BOND, I counsel men, women and children. I speak in conferences, rallies, businesses, universities, churches, and detention centers. I’ve taught ethics and run the BOND Leadership Academy, a private K-12 school. I helped children who graduated from our After School Character Building Program. We’ve run a Home for Young Men for over 20 years, teaching independence, work and discipline.

Black men (and whites) around the country are waking up, turning themselves around, and doing well in life for themselves and their families. The message of forgiveness touches people around the world through my radio show, TV show, and church services: I take calls, questions and comments, interview people, and deal with real issues.

The first thing is to tell the truth. I was taught and believed for 20 years starting at age 18, under Louis Farrakhan and black false preachers, that “racism” was real. When I woke up, I saw clearly that the hate was primarily black-on-white, not white-on-black. So I began saying that most blacks are racist against white people.

However, I began to see that “racism” is a false diagnosis: If you hate one person, you hate all people. I wrote a book dealing with this, “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood.” It shows the family lives, or lack thereof, that Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin experienced, whose deaths inspired the hate movement Black Lives Matter. It also shows the early lives of public figures in American life and history, like Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, OJ Simpson, Eminem, Tupac Shakur and others.

Through writing “The Antidote,” I clearly saw that “racism” does not exist. It is a lie made up to justify hatred of white people, and direct attention away from true evil.

Blacks and liberals repeat the "racism" lie so frequently that many whites believe it:

Glenn Beck, a man I admire, told NPR that "we're not listening" to Black Lives Matter, that he understands and relates to them. I’d love to talk with him about this.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, another man I respect, went on Facebook Live to tell CNN's Van Jones that whites don't understand the "discrimination" blacks face in America.

Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, a "Christian" and former missionary, told a black Baptist convention that whites need to put themselves in situations in which they're the "minority," so they can see what blacks go through.

In fact, many times, blacks treat whites much worse than whites treat blacks, shown starkly by journalists Colin Flaherty and Heather Mac Donald.

The truth literally does not matter to angry people. The white liberal Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and the lying liberal media attempt to excuse and justify the anger of black people by claiming blacks have been "ignored." I tell you that there is never justification, excuse, or reason to be angry. I challenge anyone who disagrees on this point.

The realities of black crime, "poverty," unemployment and suffering come from the virtual nonexistence of families, moral character, real men, and God — in black homes, churches, and communities.

Decent people should reject the deceptive Black Lives Matter group and their allies, and support genuine solutions to America’s social meltdown: Rebuild men, return to God, and restore families.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the “civil rights” establishment in America today. Raised without his father on a plantation near Tuskegee, Alabama during the Jim Crow era, Peterson has lived a part of America’s history few have experienced. After a spiritual transformation, Peterson founded BOND, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” Peterson is also the founder of The BOND Leadership Academy, a private school in Los Angeles.  He’s a radio talk show host, speaker, and the author of SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, and From Rage to Responsibility. Peterson writes a weekly column for and appears as a media commentator on Fox News Channel, CNN, and other national TV and radio networks. For more information, visit


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