Candace Owens Declares At CPAC That Racism Is Over Because ‘I’ve Never Been a Slave’





Candace Owens, director of communications for Turning Point USA, attempted to disprove the existence of racism during her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday by explaining that she herself has “never been a slave in this country.”

“Stop selling us our own oppression,” she said. “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.”




As the Daily Beast notes:

Over the past year, Owens has been behind much of rapper Kanye West’s on-and-off-again love affair with President Trump. Her comments about slavery are reminiscent of West’s controversial rant to TMZ in which he asserted, “You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sound like a choice.”

Owens made national headlines last month for statements she made about Adolf Hitler during a Q&A in London with TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk.

The pro-Trump pundit and political activist was asked by an audience member about the rise of nationalism in Western politics and responded by invoking Hitler.

“I actually don’t have any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism’,” Owens said. “I think that the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want… Whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler.”

Owens explained that the leader of the Third Reich, who oversaw the genocide of over six million Jews during World War II, was a ”national socialist,” before adding, “but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism. In thinking about how we could go bad down the line, I don’t really have an issue with nationalism. I really don’t.”

Owens explained that the leader of the Third Reich, who oversaw the genocide of over six million Jews during World War II, was a ”national socialist,” before adding, “but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism. In thinking about how we could go bad down the line, I don’t really have an issue with nationalism. I really don’t.”