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      Dear Black America: Candace Owens Wants To Talk About Your Future

      By Brittany Martinez·· 14 min read

      Love her or hate her, you can't ignore her. Meet the activist and trailblazer who is leading a movement, the likes of which we haven't seen in a long time.

      It was the night before, and I had just received the call. It wasn't good. For the fourth time that week, a stylist had just pulled out. There was no scheduling conflict or dispute over fees. In her defense, I don't blame her. Fashion is one of the high-profile industries where even being creatively attached to a feature on a particular type of person instills fear - fear of having your name attacked and your career in [fashion] ended.

      One stylist did agree to do it, but after calling every showroom she frequently pulls from, she informed me that they all refused to lend her the pieces when they found out who the feature was on. It was no use trying to convince them. You might think that sounds dramatic, but when that particular type of person is a young black woman - who happens to be Conservative - it's not far-fetched.

      It's especially not far-fetched when that woman is Candace Owens.

      Who is Candace Owens?

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      That's a tricky question. If you Google her, you'll get over 8 million results from various news sources and publications, and it won't take long to realize that who she is depends largely on the bias and agenda of the publication you're reading. The struggle is real when pursuing the truth - sometimes you have to suffer the ugliest of lies.

      With that in mind, we decided to go directly to the source and share our findings directly with you, word for word. Who is Candace Owens? Perhaps Candace can best answer that...

      I’m a young woman with a deep faith in the black community. I believe we’ve exhausted the victim narrative. It’s taken us exactly nowhere for the last 60 years, and it’s time for us to put forth a different effort.

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      It's a cold Thursday afternoon, and the rain hasn't stopped. Setup is underway. The team is working quietly. A heap of garment bags and clothing racks enter the studio. We found our stylist, after all. You know what they say, "fifth time's the charm." You're right. No one says that. Bad news, the heater's down. They have to bring in portable ones.

      Then the text comes in. She's here.

      The Interview

      BRITTANY: What do your critics say you are? What is your response to them?

      CANDACE: I’ve read that I’m a nazi-sympathizer, a self-hating black, a Trump sycophant — and my personal favorite — a white supremacist. In the beginning, I used to respond with anger and frustration. Now, I’ve developed a sense of humor about it all. Someone once told me “they don’t hunt small deer.” I try to honor that expression. The media’s insistence of smearing me is only an indication of their fear that my movement is catching fire. They fear they are losing their stranglehold on culture.

      Was Obama Good For Black America?

      Candace 2 Photo by Michael Blank

      BRITTANY: Many saw Barack Obama’s election and presidency as a historic victory for black Americans. But you seem to disagree. Why?

      CANDACE: I didn’t disagree at the time of his election. I was one of those people who was deceived by the color of his skin. I thought his election became synonymous with black progress. I was deluded. I was wrong. Obama did absolutely nothing for black Americans while he was in office. Zero. Nilch. Not even for his native Chicago! In many ways, his failures helped to awaken me to the truth— which is that black Americans are being emotionally manipulated to keep the Democrat Party in power.

      BRITTANY: On the surface, Republicans are often viewed as a bunch of angry, racist, white men, while Democrats are seen as the purveyors of diversity and inclusivity. What do you say to that?

      CANDACE: I say turn off the tv. The Left has had a stranglehold on culture and the mainstream media. Through it, they’ve managed to create a false simulation. Most people get their information from paid propagandist networks. They don’t independently research policies and results which has resulted in a slanted, fantastical understanding of politics.

      A Brief History Of Racism In America

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      BRITTANY: If you ask many Americans which political party is the party of preference for racists and white supremacists, the answer seems clearly Republican. But you have a very different take on that... Can you talk about racism in our political parties from the Civil War to 2018?

      CANDACE: The Republicans freed the slaves in the civil war. The Republicans put an end to Jim Crowe. The Republicans were the first to elect black Americans to Congress. Under no interpretation can Democrats claim to be the party of inclusivity – and yet they have managed to by gaining control of the education system and effectively presenting a revisionist history.

      Did The Political Parties Switch?

      BRITTANY: You argue Democrats have historically been more racist as a party, from slavery to the KKK and Jim Crow laws, but Democrats today often say that the parties switched at some point and that the Republicans of old were really the Democrats. No one can seem to give a clear definition of how they switched. What is your take on that?

      CANDACE: The first bit of knowledge that any person that is still under the spell of the Democrat Party will present to you is that the Parties magically switched sometime during the Nixon era. When you ask them to specifically name all of the congress members who switched — they can’t seem to do it. It is the clearest symptom that a mass brainwashing has taken place. They know it happened, but they can’t seem to tell you how it took place, or who exactly was involved. When they conduct independent research, they are naturally shocked to discover that they have accepted a reality that simply isn’t so.

      They know it happened, but they can’t seem to tell you how it took place, or who exactly was involved. When they conduct independent research, they are naturally shocked to discover that they have accepted a reality that simply isn’t so.

      BRITTANY: You’re not the first woman of color to come onto the political scene, but you’re arguably becoming the most impactful. Why do you think that is? What about your message is changing the opinions of so many?

      She Understands Politics Is Downstream From Culture

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      CANDACE: I have understood since I got into this that culture is key. In the past, Republicans have tried to win a cultural war by having political conversations. To use a popular phrase, they were bringing knives to a gun fight. I understood that the Left had won the culture war and if we conservatives were going to further our ideas, we had to give in to this actuality. More people in our society can correctly answer trivia regarding Kim Kardashian than about constitutional amendments. That’s because more people care about culture than they do about politics.

      More people in our society can correctly answer trivia regarding Kim Kardashian than about constitutional amendments. That’s because more people care about culture than they do about politics.

      The key then is to somehow blend them together. It’s what shows like Saturday Night Live have worked to accomplish. When I made the decision to add my voice to politics, I also made the decision to do so in a digestible, entertaining manner. Humor and satire, in my opinion, is the best means of messaging. My decision to start a youtube channel was strategic. I wanted to mock the Left in quick-witted clips that could be easily circulated. Stylistically, it represented a bit of a sea-change for the conservative movement which is viewed by many to be overly stern and somewhat unapproachable.

      Why The Mainstream Media Doesn't Like Candace

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      BRITTANY: Has the Media been unfair to you?

      CANDACE: The media hasn’t been fair to me but subjectively speaking, I understand why not. People that follow me and support me have disengaged from the mainstream media. They have come to terms with the fact that most journalists are nothing more than political activists who care very little about objective truths. A vote of confidence for Candace Owens, is a vote against the mainstream media pundits—so why on earth would they have anything nice to say about me? Doing so would go against the basic instincts of self-preservation.

      Most journalists are nothing more than political activists who care very little about objective truths.

      Is The Welfare System The Modern Plantation?

      BRITTANY: You’ve talked about welfare being the modern plantation. Can you elaborate on that?

      CANDACE: The welfare system was created to marry black Americans to the government. Since its creation, our communities have deteriorated and our progress, across virtually every single metric, has dramatically declined. The single motherhood rate has jumped to a staggering 74% in our community thanks to policies that encourage father absence — more children equates to more welfare benefits. Crime, poverty, abortion — every problem that inflicts our community today can be traced back to a detrimental government policy.

      The welfare system was created to marry black Americans to the government. Since its creation, our communities have deteriorated and our progress, across virtually every single metric, has dramatically declined.

      BRITTANY: Let’s talk about crime and poverty in black communities. This subject is very taboo, but the first step in solving a problem is realizing there is a problem. Why is there such a push to ignore the discussion altogether?

      CANDACE: Because personal responsibility has long gone out of fashion. We have an education system that is quite literally teaching students how to place blame. Feminism is a course in how to blame the patriarchy. African-American studies is a course in how to blame the white man— and so it goes. We aren’t teaching problem-solving anymore. We aren’t even teaching critical-thinking anymore. Cultural Marxism has taken hold in our society. We are seeing a widespread false belief in the value of oppression, which is ultimately undermining our society.

      Candace 6 Photo by Michael Blank

      We are seeing a widespread false belief in the value of oppression, which is ultimately undermining our society.

      BRITTANY: What do you think is the best approach to truly empowering black Americans?

      CANDACE: Because one could argue the current systems in place only hold them back... Education. True education. Not the miseducation that takes place in the school systems today. For me, it started as a simple spark. Once I realized that I had been lied to about one thing — all of the other programmed lies were subsequently exposed. I now research matters independently and feel, for the first time in my life, that I am truly informed.

      Once we begin to truly understand the source of our oppression, which I believe is government dependency, we will begin making different decisions. We will understand the importance of the family structure, and we’ll begin to seek opportunities as opposed to reparations. Once we begin thinking rationally, as opposed to reacting emotionally, we will no longer be able to be manipulated by the left.

      Once we begin thinking rationally, as opposed to reacting emotionally, we will no longer be able to be manipulated by the left.

      The Government's Role In The Single-Motherhood Rate

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      BRITTANY: Let’s talk about influences in black culture. The single-motherhood rate has risen drastically. What started it, and why is it still such a problem?

      CANDACE: It’s simple. The government began offering more money to mothers who did not have the father of their children living with them. They created a literal financial incentive for father-absence. Black women began avoiding marriage and making sure the father of their children did not live at home so that they could collect bigger checks from the government.

      Black women began avoiding marriage and making sure the father of their children did not live at home so that they could collect bigger checks from the government.

      BRITTANY: Can you talk about what is at the root of “removing the father from the home” and what effect this has had on the culture?

      CANDACE: Without fathers, morality falls apart. The father is the head of a family unit for a reason. There is a deep reverence and healthy fear that a father instills, which provides a fundamental structure for children. When you remove this pillar, children begin to pursue that fathering elsewhere. This is how young boys end up on the streets. They naturally begin to seek paternal guidance in other settings.

      BRITTANY: Famous hip-hop artists and rappers are often seen as cultural icons. Is there something more to this than just the music?

      CANDACE: Without the basic social structure that the nuclear family provides, children begin to idolize cultural icons and hip-hop artists. This has been detrimental to our community. The artists themselves are unwitting perpetrators of dysfunction. For them, they are simply telling their stories. It’s autobiographical in content. Unfortunately, due to the glorification of celebrities, young children don’t take their lyrics as simple story-telling; they deem the lyrics as written prophecy. They aspire to the same lifestyles.

      Without the basic social structure that the nuclear family provides, children begin to idolize cultural icons and hip-hop artists. This has been detrimental to our community.

      How The Abortion Industry Targets Black Women

      Candace 9 Photo by Michael Blank

      BRITTANY: It’s hard to talk about differences between Democrats and Republicans without bringing up the touchy subject of Abortion. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is considered to be an icon and champion of women’s rights by the left. It’s a well-documented fact that Sanger was a white supremacist. In her autobiography, she admitted to speaking at a women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan and was a leading advocate of the eugenics movement, which promoted the reduction of sexual reproduction and sterilization of people of color, as well as the mentally handicapped and the poor. In 1939, she created “The Negro Project," which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Do you think Planned Parenthood’s focus on minorities comes from a place of compassion, or is it a continuation of the racist ideologies of its founder?

      CANDACE: Planned Parenthood is a federally-funded racist organization. It should be defunded immediately. It set out with the purpose of putting a stop to black births. It’s stated mission was to put a stop to black population growth. Perhaps more horrific than its genesis is the current outcome; they have been successful in their mission. Black population growth in America has completely stagnated. Black women, who account for just 6% of the population represent over 40% of all abortions.

      Black women, who account for just 6% of the population, represent over 40% of all abortions.

      If not for abortion, the black population would be 48% greater than it is today. Really think about those numbers. The United Nations defines the word “genocide” under five parts. Part 5 is “imposing measures intended to prevent births within a group.” This is exactly what has been successfully accomplished within the black community.

      The BLEXIT Movement

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      BRITTANY: Now that we have context, what is BLEXIT?

      CANDACE: It’s the black exit from a multitude of things: from dependency, from victimhood, from miseducation — and for many, from the Democrat Party, which perpetuates all three. I believe firmly that we are looking at the beginning of what will eventually spell a major black exodus from the Democrat Party.

      BRITTANY: Why was BLEXIT founded?

      CANDACE: I founded BLEXIT to bring the truth to black America. We have been lied to, repeatedly, by a party which wants us to continue to carry them over the voting finishing line. The Left does not want black America’s problems fixed. Leftist politicians stump on our problems, year after year.

      We have been lied to, repeatedly, by a party that wants us to continue to carry them over the voting finishing line.

      BRITTANY: What does BLEXIT hope to achieve?

      CANDACE: Political awareness. Historical awareness. I hope that we are able to realize our potential outside of the victim narrative.

      BRITTANY: What effect do you predict it will have on the 2020 election?

      CANDACE: I believe that the 2020 election will come down to the black vote. Make of that what you will.

      What Conservatives Get Wrong

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      BRITTANY: Conservatives have often been criticized as being “uncool.” Why do you think that is?

      CANDACE: It would be fair to state that there is a level of pretension in the Grand Old Party. From personal experience, when I began making my videos, the National Review wrote a series of extremely snotty pieces about how “real conservatives” ought to reject my style of political performance. It’s that sense of unabashed elitism that has earned the Republican party the reputation of being non-inclusive. I think they reflect a sliver of the conservative movement that falsely equates intelligence with austerity. They don’t view humor and approachability as indicators of intellect. These are the same types of people who were dumbfounded when Trump won. Cultural ineptitude, in my opinion, is political futility.

      Cultural ineptitude, in my opinion, is political futility.

      BRITTANY: Some prominent political advisers have warned what will happen in the future if the Republican party fails to widen its base and appeal more to suburban mothers. What advice do you have for the leaders of the Conservative movement?

      CANDACE: Focusing on the black community will have reverberating effects. It will shake the core of the Democrat Party and challenge suburban mothers to reconsider their allegiances. Suburban mothers believe that they are voting with a conscience. They have been conditioned to believe that a vote for Democrats is a vote for the impoverished. But what would happen if the impoverished began voting Republican? What would happen if urban communities stopped playing the role of victim and began demanding opportunities? Voting demographics would shift entirely.

      They have been conditioned to believe that a vote for Democrats is a vote for the impoverished.

      BRITTANY: We just saw the youngest woman in history elected to the House of Representatives. Do you have any plans to run for office in the future?

      CANDACE: I am focused on BLEXIT. I believe I can do a lot more on the outside of government than within it. For me, it’s not about holding a position, it’s about implementing real change in a community that so desperately needs it.

      Closing Thoughts

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      Say what you will about Candace Owens, I will say this:

      She isn't taking the low hanging fruit by preaching to the choirs that exist in every (Liberal and Conservative) echo-chamber. Conservatives will no doubt love her, but she's not doing it for them. She's doing it for black Americans because, and I firmly believe this, she genuinely cares. Just like a family member who feels animosity toward you when you tell them the jerk they're dating isn't good for them, those feelings eventually change. Years later, when they're happily married to someone who is good for them, they look back with 20/20 vision, and realize the upsetting (but true) things you told them were out of love.

      Candace is loved and hated by many, as all people making an effective impact are. She's beautiful and funny, highly intelligent and defiantly courageous. So much so that I pity the future man or woman who debates her in a public forum. One thing's for sure: she's not going anywhere. Instead, she's taking her message everywhere to a community who has been undeniably let down and manipulated for far too long.

      Candace is many things. But above all... Candace is free. I didn't understand it then, but I do now. In the words of Kanye West, "I love the way Candace Owens thinks."

      PragerU is excited to launch The Candace Owens Show featuring in-depth conversations with fascinating guests on a variety of topics. Tune-in every Sunday on PragerU for new episodes. Also available on iTunes.

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