Earlier in her life, Candace Owens was a liberal who openly mocked Donald Trump and the Tea Party movement. She then got tied into the Gamergate controversy and became friends with conservatives like Mike Cernovich and Milo Yiannopolous. Following that, she became and outspoken supporter of the President.
Owens, has in the past, claimed that many problems within the African American community have much more deleterious than White Nationalism. On Friday, Republicans invited her to speak in front of congress on White Supremacy for the second time in five months. Owens told lawmakers that White Supremacy and White Nationalism are not legitimate problems for the country.
The conservative pundit made the argument that White Nationalism is an afterthought for African Americans. She told the lawmakers:
“If we’re going to have a hearing on white supremacy, we are assuming that the biggest victims of that are minority Americans. And presumably this hearing would be to stop that and preserve the lives of minority Americans. Which based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list.”
The House is having a hearing on white supremacy and the Republicans invited Candace Owens who used her time to say it isn't actually an issue, that it wouldn't even rank in her top 100 issues and that the real issue is black-on-black crime & lack of masculinity in men. pic.twitter.com/kl2flYl7bK
— jordan (@JordanUhl) September 20, 2019
Owens continued her rant by claiming, “I also found it quite hilarious that when asked for actual numbers, nobody here could actually provide them because it’s not actually a problem in America or a major problem that’s facing black America.”
Her words drew the ire of Dr. Kathleen Belew, who sat on the panel with Owens. Addressing her directly, the doctor said, “I object strenuously to your use of the word hilarious.”
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