I read your comment and I must say I don’t really know anything about Candace Owens to make any kind of statement about her. I did read your comment, which made me research a little about Candace and what she believes. I don’t agree with everything she says, but she makes valid points about Black people in my opinion loyally supporting the Democratic Party. I have written my assessment of both political parties and the history of America. Not all of us use our race as an excuse, nor do we act as victims. Many of feel the legacy of inequality in America on a daily basis.

Candace has the right to speak for herself and speak her beliefs. She says a lot of things many Black people believe, but many of know we don’t desire to be under the conservative umbrella either. There is no place to go. Black people must pick one thing or the other, even if they are dissatisfied with both. I would say Candace has made a decision to latch on to conservatism, as her views align with some of those who fall under the conservative label.

I have been told some of my views are conservative and I’ve been called a Republican. I don’t care what people call me. Candace shouldn’t care what people call her. Some of the things she says is true. Candace not believing in the Southern Strategy when White men have admitted there is such a thing (and I live in states where it was practiced before it was rolled out nationally) makes all the other things she says seem foolish. I can’t speak for her, and I don’t know why she would say that, but it’s her prerogative.

Like slavery, Black codes, Jim Crow, the Trail of Tears, and Japanese Exclusions, our nation’s history is loaded with political traumas inflicted upon people of color. The Southern Strategy is real and is a part of America’s history. For her to testify under oath about how it does not exist (or whatever she said) does her and her truth a disservice. She’s not all right, but she’s not all wrong either. I believe she should speak her truth, refused to be used as a pawn, and for heavens sake don’t lie to Congress sullying her name and reputation. If she’s going to bend truth, then she’s no different than the GOP and the Dems.

But again, she can believe as she chooses. Just don’t try to tell me something doesn’t exist when I have lived it along with my parents and grandparents.

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