Infamous black Republican Candace Owens has put her foot in her mouth yet again after making a tone-deaf declaration at the a hearing before the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee. While discussing how to fight against white supremacy and nationalism, she said there’s actually nothing to fight against because it isn’t a problem for minority people.
“If we’re going to have a hearing on white supremacy, we are assuming that the biggest victims of that are minority Americans,” Owens said according to The Daily Beast. “And presumably this hearing would be to stop that and preserve the lives of minority Americans. Which based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list.”
Owens said that the real issues that black communities need to worry about are black-on-black crime, the lack of masculinity in black men and abortion.
“I also found it quite hilarious that when asked for actual numbers, nobody here could actually provide them because it’s not actually a problem in America or a major problem that’s facing black America,” she added.
Owens clearly hasn’t considered the events that have taken place in the past few years including the Charlottesville riots, the El Paso shooting, Dylan Roof’s mass shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, SC and the ongoing issue of police brutality. Her answer shows that she has turned her head to the role that deep-rooted racism has played in America’s history of oppressing and killing minority people.
During the Hip-Hop and Politics panel at the Revolt Summitt last weekend, Owens and T.I got into a heated debate when she decided to defend Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
“When you say Make America Great Again, which period are we talking about?” T.I asked. “[Is it] the period when women couldn’t vote? The period when we were hanging from trees? The crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make great again?!”
Of course, Owens was booed throughout the panel.