I’m generally not a fan of calling black conservatives “Uncle Toms” but if ever that term applied, it surely applies to Jesse Lee Peterson. On his radio show recently, he said that it was wrong for black civil rights activists to hold sit-ins at white-owned businesses that didn’t want them there and wrong to force those businesses to serve them.
“It was wrong during the so-called Civil Rights Movement,” Peterson said, “when they forced private white businesses like cafes and restaurants and things like that, when they allowed black people to do sit-ins on private white businesses, those folks who did not want black people in there.”
Arguing that any business owner that wanted to refuse service to black customers had every right to do so, Peterson said that “it was wrong to let blacks do sit-ins on private businesses.”
“You can’t take away someone else’s freedom like that just to make someone else feel good,” he said.