The civil rights establishment, contends Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, has made a career out of the downturn of America’s inner city, promising solutions but offering only a Band-Aid. Peterson’s is a platform of empowerment, teaching individuals and families how to tap into the power within, rather than depending on handouts.
Chronicling the failure of the welfare system, denouncing the notion of reparations, citing problems within black churches, and even condemning current black “leaders,” Peterson argues persuasively that the crisis we face is spiritual, and that no economic solution will suffice. He skillfully weaves the realms of politics, culture, psychology, and religion into this profound and relevant book.
Jesse Peterson is the founder and president of the highly successful counseling organization B.O.N.D. — Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny — whose purpose is “rebuilding the family by rebuilding the man.” He is best known for his outspoken criticism of the civil-rights establishment in America today. Peterson’s previous book is the highly acclaimed “From Rage to Responsibility.”