Candace Owens: ‘I Don’t Remember Having All These Race Issues Growing Up’, Adds Police Brutality Is A Myth
Candace Owens is stepping on toes again. This time, she’s stating that she didn’t struggle with race issues growing up. She also said that police brutality is a myth.
She called out President Barack Obama, claiming that he intensified racial tensions in the U.S. when he addressed police brutality during his time in the White House.
She said recently,
“Obama did a lot to tear this country apart. I do not remember when I was growing up, having all of these race issues, okay? I really don’t remember it. Then suddenly, towards the end of Obama, we started hearing all of this rhetoric drummed up. It became White vs. Black all over again. And I say all over again… I shouldn’t even say that because when I was alive this was not an issue. It became all about race”
She added that racial tensions were used as a Presidental campaign strategy for those who wanted Hillary Clinton to be Obama’s successor.
“I really do think that they were laying down the groundwork for Hillary [Clinton] to run because they had already pre-selected her to be the President of the United States. So they started using that awful name-calling rhetoric, which they fell short of.”
When asked how Obama played a role, Owens said he
“backed up the police violence stuff. It’s the myth of police brutality. He added gasoline to a fire that was simply untrue. The myth of police brutality… White Americans and Hispanic Americans are shot at a higher rate than Black Americans. We commit crimes at a higher rate as Black Americans. It’s 100 percent a fact.”
Candace Owens says "I do not remember, when I was growing up, having all of these race issues" and calls police brutality a "myth" pic.twitter.com/3efb9jETtn
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) November 12, 2019
Interestingly enough, her claim that she didn’t deal with racial issues comes after her family won a $37,500 settlement from the city of Stamford, Connecticut as a result of Owens’s claim that she was bullied in high school, because of her race.
She penned an open letter to a local magazine, the Stamford Advocate, back in 2016, detailing how she was the victim of racism from her classmates. She wrote,
“Nine years ago I was a senior at Stamford High School on the brink of a life-altering event.
One night as I sat watching a movie, a group of anonymous boys called my cell phone and left me a series of voicemails. Their words, to this very day, represent the most horrific that I have ever heard uttered against another human being.
They started off by telling me that they were going to kill me “just because” I was black. They warned me that if they found me at home, they were going to unload a bullet into the back of my head. They cited other “niggers” who had died before me, like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. They threatened to “tar and feather” my family.
I remember feeling shocked and scared— because I could think of not a single person, much less a group of them, who wanted to watch me die.”
She said even the son of the governor at the time, Dannel Malloy, was involved, causing the school and authorities to be slower in taking action against the boys.
“Those words destroyed me. I held my head high at school, but I went home and I cried every single night.”
Read her full letter here.
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