The South Central L.A. Tea Party motto is “Power to the People!” It is open to patriotic American men and women of all races.The group has take extreme exception to Congressman Alan Grayson's fundraising email featuring a burning cross to spell "Tea Party," and comments comparing the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan. Peterson said:
Black Americans have been taught to identify with Africa, not America, and have been brainwashed by corrupt leaders such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and the NAACP. These false leaders have deliberately kept the races divided, encouraging black Americans to become dependent on government programs in order to use them for their own personal gain.
The South Central L.A. Tea Party is a black-led organization that loves and supports America--the greatest nation in recorded history. Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. dreamed that one day black Americans would be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin, and we are stepping forward to be judged by that character.
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.