Candace Owens Says Southern Strategy Is A Myth That Never Happened [VIDEO]

Candace Owens Says Southern Strategy Is A Myth That Never Happened [VIDEO]

Controversial conservative commentator, Candace Owens, is raising eyebrows again – this time as a guest at a recent House Judiciary Committee panel on hate crimes. She was invited by GOP lawmakers to testify at an event, as described in their pamphlet, to:

“…examine hate crimes, the impact white nationalist groups have on American communities and the spread of white identity ideology.”

This panel comes in response to the recent influx in hate crimes carried out by White supremacist groups during the Trump administration’s term, such as the mass shooting Pittsburgh Jewish synagogue. However, Candace Owens says talks of white supremacy and hate crimes do not exist, and that they are simply a ploy used by the Democratic party to create fear in minorities. Candace Owens said:

“We’re hearing [terms like ‘white nationalism’] sent around today because what they want to say is that brown people want to be scared, which seems to be the narrative that we hear every four years ahead of a presidential election. The hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes, it’s about fear-mongering, power and control.”

She continued:

“The goal here is to scare blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims, helping [Democrats] censor dissenting opinions…helping them regain control. White supremacy, racism, white nationalism, words that once held real meaning, have now become nothing more than election strategies.”

Candace Owens and Kanye West

The proud Republican – whom rapper Kanye West met with to discuss why it’s not essential for Blacks to align with the Democratic party – also notably added that the “southern strategy” of the 1960s was a “myth.” The Southern Strategy refers to a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans. She said:

“We hear over and over again about black conservatives, who have the audacity to think for themselves and become educated about our history and the myth of things, like the southern switch and the southern strategy, which never happened.”

She also uses her own brush with racism in high school as the justification for her conversativism as an adult. Candace believes she was used by the NAACP and the media as a ploy for fundraising, and later hints that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t really killed by a white supremacist. She said:

“When I was in high school, I received a slew of messages from the Democrat governor of Connecticut’s son, Mr. Dannel Malloy. And at the time he was the mayor of Stanford, and his son, along with three other boys, referred to me as the n-word, and threatened to tar-and-feather my family, and put a bullet in the back of my head like ‘they’ did to Martin Luther King. It’s a story that’s not often spoken about because the media has no interest in telling the truth about how it’s formed my views towards conservatism. The media turned it into a firestorm, and it became a political tool for people to gain power. The NAACP used me at that time. They would just meet me outside the school, with cameras in tow, to speak out against the crimes. Of course, now, I’m older, and I recognize that’s just a fundraising mechanism…”

What do you think of Candace Owens’ latest comments?

Written by Miata Shanay

Authored by: Miata Shanay