Candace Owens is very interesting. Most people don’t hear her out, the minute they disagree with her they turn her off but she does make some interesting points.
Here she states that Black people love to be victims and that we are our biggest enemies who refuse to deal with our own problems and killings in the community. She says we blame white people for everything and take responsibility for very little.
Who is Candace Owens?
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Candace Amber Owens is an American conservative author, talk show host, activist and political commentator.
Her Birth, early life and education
Candace was born on April 29, 1989 as the third of four children and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. From the age of 11 or 12, their grandparents brought her and her siblings up after their parents divorced.
Her paternal grandfather was a Black American, born in North Carolina and her grandmother is a Caribbean American who is originally from Saint Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands.
She is a graduate of the Stamford High School. Candace’s life in high school was not all rosy. She said when she was 17 she received three racist death threat voicemail messages 2 minutes long from a group of white male who were her classmates.
Following this threat, Owen’s family used the Stamford Board of Education in the federal court alleging that they did not protect their child’s rights. This resulted in a $37,500 settlement in 2008. Candace has talked about this horrendous experience on Tedx talk.
After high school, Owens pursued an undergraduate degree in Journalism at the University of Rhode Island. However, she dropped out after her junior year because of an issue with her student loan.
She started working as an intern for vogue magazine in New York. In 2012, she took a job as an administrative assistant for a private equity farm in Manhattan, New York, later moving up the ladder to become its Vice President of administration.
Her early career
In 2015, Candace Owens was the CEO of Degree 180, a marketing company that offered consultation, production as well as planning services.
The website included a blog written by Owens and frequently posted anti-conservative and anti-Trump content. In one of those posts, she mocked Trumps penis size.
In 2015, Owens wrote a column for the site and criticized the Conservative Republicans writing about the “bat-shit-crazy antics of the Republican Tea Party.” She added “The good news is, they will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope), and then we can get right on with the OBVIOUS social change that needs to happen, IMMEDIATELY.”
Owen’s Privacy violation and political transformation
In 2016, Owens launched a website, socialautopsy.com that she said it would expose bullies on the internet by tracking their digital footprint. The site would have solicited users take screenshots of offensive posts and send them to her. She would then categorize them by the user’s name. To grow her website, she used Kickstarter and crowdfunding.
This website was immediately termed controversial drawing lots of criticism that Candace was de-anonymizing internet users and violating their privacy. The Daily Dot reported, “People from all sides of the anti-harassment debate were quick to criticize the database, calling it a public shaming list that would encourage doxing and retaliatory harassment.” Both progressives and conservatives condemned the website and in retaliation, people began posting Owen’s private details online.
Owens blamed the doxing on progressives involved in the Gamergate Controversy and earned the support of conservatives involved in the Gamergate controversy including Trump supporters Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich.
In 2017, she became a conservative saying “I became a conservative overnight … I realized that liberals were actually the racists. Liberals were actually the trolls … Social Autopsy is why I’m conservative”
When all this was happening Kickstarter suspended funding for Social Autopsy, and the website was never created.
Candice’s Conservative activism
Late 2017, Owens started producing pro-Trump commentary, and criticism of liberal rhetoric regarding structural racism, systemic inequality, and identity politics.
At the same time, she began posting politically themed videos to YouTube. Within the same period, she launched Red Pill Black, a website and YouTube channel that promotes black conservatism in the United States.
November 21, 2017, Owens was hired as the organization’s director of urban engagement at the MAGA Rally and Expo in Rockford, Illinois. Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk announced her new position in the wake of allegations of racism at Turning Point. In May 2019, Owens announced her departure as communications director for the organization.
In 2018 Candace was having both the love and hate tweets flowing freely on the social media. In April, Kanye West tweeted “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” The tweet was met with derision among some of West’s fans.
In May 2018, President Donald Trump said that Owens “is having a big impact on politics in our country. She represents an ever-expanding group of very smart ‘thinkers,’ and it is wonderful to watch and hear the dialogue going on… so good for our Country!”
April 2020, Candace announced her intention either to run for office in the U.S. Senate or to be a governor. She also made it clear that she would only run against an incumbent Democrat, not a Republican. She did not reveal which specific office she would run for, or in which election cycle.
During The Daily Wire‘s coverage of the 2020 U.S. Election, Candace Owens announced she would be joining The Daily Wire and would be hosting her own show. And she confirmed it later in a tweet “The rumors are true. I’m moving to Nashville and joining the Daily Wire!! This was a tough secret to keep. I couldn’t be more excited!! Her podcast Candace premiered on the platform on March 19, 2021.”
In February 2021, Owens tweeted that she was considering a run for President in 2024.
Owen’s Blexit foundation
The original Blexit movement was started in 2016 by Me’La Connelly. It was started with the goal of achieving Black economic independence by encouraging Black Americans to leave the traditional financial systems that has historically disadvantaged the Black community.
However, in late 2018, Owens launched a different Blexit foundation, which featured a social media campaign seeking to encourage African Americans (plus Latinos and other minorities) to register as Republicans and abandon the Democratic Party with the promise of freedom.
Owen’s controversial statements
Owen continues to give her controversial statements on various matters with George Floyds matter being the latest.
In June 2020, Owens falsely claimed that George Soros paid people to protest the murder of George Floyd.
Shortly afterwards, she argued that George Floyd “was not a good person. I don’t care who wants to spin that.” She said, “The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me.” Then-President Trump retweeted Owens’s remarks about Floyd. In a Facebook video that garnered nearly 100 million views, Owens called Floyd a “horrible human being”, citing his criminal record, and called racial biases among police a “fake narrative.
On April 20, 2021, Owens claimed that the guilty verdict given to former police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd was influenced by “mob justice” supposedly being pushed by the mainstream media and the Democrats.”
That’s Candace Owens – she does not look like she will stop any time soon; we can only keep guessing what she will say or tweet next.
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