WATCH: Star Parker Says Some Black Leaders Peddle ‘the Perception of Racism’ to Get Money and Power

Star Parker, a former Democrat who previously “believed all the lies of the left,” now decries the division and race-consciousness expanding across America, even after the country elected its first black president.

While America could be more united, Parker says the “perception of racism has become big business” as America’s liberal black leaders “shake down corporations for billions of dollars,” divide America by skin color and reject Dr. Martin Luther King’s goal of making skin color irrelevant.

The “lies of the left” Parker previously believed included “the poor are poor because the wealthy are wealthy, that my problems were somebody else’s fault and that America was racist.” Her beliefs, she says, fueled a reckless lifestyle, including criminal behavior, drugs, sexual activity and welfare dependency. A life-changing Christian conversion gave her a new set of eyes, values and a commitment to wake up others to freedom that are trapped in welfare dependency.

Parker has been an energetic president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) since 1995. She runs the largest nonprofit dedicated to working in disadvantaged communities to infuse alternative conservative policies and values where they are not being heard. Parker is encouraged by the polls that show one-third of blacks share her conservative values.

“They haven’t heard from us,” she says, with the hope to help additional black communities if more financial support came to organizations like hers.

King’s movement was about removing barriers for opportunity and about “repentance and revival,” Parker says, while today’s radical social justice generation, with the “hard black left,” is focused on “revenge and redistribution.” Groups like Black Lives Matter feed into the perception that racism is everywhere, she explains.

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SOURCE: Ginni Thomas
Daily Caller