Right-wing cultural critic Candace Owens has made a name for herself for her provocative takes of race, gender, and politics. Because of her views, she has a large and growing audience in Pro-Trump circles. She landed a speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 1st.
In an interview with reporter Daniel Dale she asserted, “America is not a racist country, The people that continue to tell us that have a vested interest in racism”
The Daily Beast posted a video where Owens said, “Stop selling us our own oppression.” “Stop taking away our self-confidence by telling us that we can’t because of racism, because of slavery. I’ve never been a slave in this country.”
According to Ebony, Others pointed out the hypocrisy in her statement about racism because the media personality’s family received a $37,5000 settlement from the Stamford, Connecticut Board of Education over racism claims.
The New Times reports that more than a decade ago Owens’ family took legal action after she received messages using a racial slur from fellow high school classmates threatening to kill her.
As is always the case with any Candace Owens hot take, social media was up in an uproar. Those who vehemently disagreed with her took to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Jemele Hill responded by saying, “So I guess when she sued — and won — a lawsuit after receiving racist threats then she must have been in some other country.”
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 1, 2019
On Roland Martin Unfiltered on Twitter, Roland Martin’s platform argued, “Candace Owens is paid by a pro-Trump super PAC. She proved once again that she is not a student of history.”
Recalling this situation, Owens told the CT Post “It took me seven years to move past it. When something like that happens, you become hostile. You become bitter. I remember not even wanting to use my name.”
One thing for sure is that this will not be the last time we hear something controversial from Candace Owens.