Breaking Down the Problem with Candace Owens

“When you share a Candace Owens video it becomes glaringly obvious that you don’t actually interact with or support any Black people in your personal life. It shows us how desperate you are to have your own racism and ignorance validated by the one Black person you can find to agree with you,” writes Dani Bruflodt. “So desperate, that you’ll ignore literally hundreds of thousands of educated, specially trained Black leaders who have researched issues of racial injustice for decades, whose opinions are backed by hard evidence and statistics”.

You can read her full post here. 

First, Black people are not a monolith. This means that they are not required to all have the same opinion, just like all white people aren’t. So Candace is very much allowed to have her opinion.

When you share a Candace Owens video it becomes glaringly obvious that you don’t actually interact with or support any Black people in your personal life. It shows us how desperate you are to have your own racism and ignorance validated by the one Black person you can find to agree with you. So desperate, that you’ll ignore literally hundreds of thousands of educated, specially trained Black leaders who have researched issues of racial injustice for decades, whose opinions are backed by hard evidence and statistics.

“When you prop up Candace Owens opinion because she’s the one Black person you can find to support your racist, ignorant views you are screaming from the rooftops that you will do anything you can to ignore and discredit the struggle of Black people,” the author writes.  “Sharing this video shows your complete ignorance on the entire issue of racism in America and the fact that you refuse to see the fact that this movement is about much more than the murder of George Floyd. It’s about centuries of systemic oppression that has put our Black neighbors on a completely different playing field, a justice system that discriminates against them, a war on drugs that destroyed their communities and family structures, a prison industrial complex that profits off their incarceration and on and on and on.”

It’s worth doing your own research into Candace Owens’ qualifications and past to decide if she is really the post you wanna hitch your horse to. Of course, just like Candace, you’re entitled to your opinion, I’m just telling you that if the two of you agree you’re grossly misinformed and naive. The resources compiled below (all created by Black people) will give you more insight into her past as a progressive (you might even call her a democrat) who very quickly shifted her ideology as soon as she realized she could be that one Black voice and could get fame and fortune within the MAGA movement.

Final note: most of the comment threads I saw beneath this video had at least one comment calling her “articulate” or referencing “how well she speaks”. Please do your own research to understand the racist undertones of those statements.

“So did you share the video but you’re sitting here like “I AM NOT IGNORANT OR RACIST!” Bruflodt says.  “Okay, great. Then what I ask is that you spend the same amount of time you spent having your ego stroked by Candace learning from other Black voices:

– WATCH –

Professor Megan Ming Francis on Getting to the Root of Racial Injustice (20 mins): https://bit.ly/30zHSEj

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff on How To Improve Policing (12 mins)- https://bit.ly/2YmxNYC

Heather C. McGhee on the Economic Impact of Racism (14 mins) – https://bit.ly/2zgSXyB

Dr. David R. Williams on how Racism Impacts Black people’s Lifelong Health (17 mins) – https://bit.ly/2XJet8A

Clint Smith on How to Raise a Black Son in America (5 mins) – https://bit.ly/2YkgfvU

Interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter (16 mins) – https://bit.ly/2zgSPPD

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