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Candace Owens takes on LeBron James and likens Democrats to slavers in Levin interview

Her points are well taken.

In an interview with Mark Levin over the weekend conservative leader and pundit Candace Owens said that LeBron James, who has spoken out about his “tough” life as a black man in America, “lives in a one hundred million dollar mansion in Bel Air.”

“I always say [to people like LeBron James], if you’re suffering through racism, please give me some of that,” she told Levin. “He’s got a white gardener, a white chef, all various white people that work for him, white driver. So if that’s racism, LeBron, please, please share some of that with the rest of us.”

She further noted, “If I opened my inbox and showed you the amount of celebrities that have written to me privately, that silent majority that we’re always talking about, they’ve written to me and said, ‘I’m finally starting to see the truth. I can’t stand being in Hollywood. I’m not allowed to use my voice to say what I actually believe,'” Owens said.

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“These are the same celebrities that are actually posting the black squares on Instagram and saying ‘we must care about black lives.’ And they’re saying they’re doing it basically under duress because if they don’t, they’ll lose their entire careers,” Owens added.

Owens rightfully discounted the idea that “things are shifting just because we see people like LeBron James and the NBA painting Black Lives Matter on the ground… There is something shaking and something happening in this country, and more and more people are awake and alive to what is really at risk, which is really the values and the principles that this country was built upon.”

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Later in the interview she talked about the state of education for black Americans: “If you are a black American and you go through the public school system like I went through, you come out and you are basically a propagandist for the left and you don’t realize it.

“I started on the left, although I was not politically active. I believed in all of the indoctrination. I believed, just four short years ago, that Republicans were racist, that conservatives were racists, and that being a black person and being a woman disadvantaged me in life. And I’m a pretty smart person. These were things that I learned actively. It wasn’t because I wanted to be anti-American. It wasn’t because I wanted to believe these things. It was because it was taught to me via the public school system.” Given words like these, there is perhaps no more eloquent speaker on race in America today than Candace Owens.

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She continued, “If we continue to allow the Democrat Party to control education, we are guaranteeing them the future because the youth is the future. In California, 75% of Black boys cannot pass a basic literacy exam. That is astounding. You will never hear Black Lives Matter talk about that. You will never hear a Democratic candidate talk about that… In Baltimore, across five schools, they couldn’t find a single child that was proficient in reading and writing and math… People should be talking about that.” Let that sink in. Five schools, not one kid.

Owens likened Democrats to slavers: “What is the one thing black Americans were not allowed to do? Learn to read. Learn to write. The punishment would have been severe for that. And the reason for that is simple. It’s because an educated mind cannot be enslaved. And what we’re seeing today…[is] this dumbing down of the education system where kids are learning feelings and they’re not learning facts, they’re not learning practical skills… It’s problematic and it’s something that we need to have a meaningful discussion about. It needs to be more than a discussion. It needs to be action that is taken.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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