He can’t tell you, because he’s not even able to articulate why it’s different without telling on himself.
It all comes down to the color of the protestors skin. You can bet your last dollar that he feels those tea party protests are much more important than standing up for any man of color getting killed by the police. To him, that just comes with the territory. He doesn’t really sympathize or empathize with those protesting or getting killed by the cops. There’s a reason why people like him don’t like millionaire athletes, but sympathize for those millionaire business owners during this time. One is majority black, and the other is majority white. And to him, those black athletes have already gotten more than they should have to begin with. He thinks less of black people.