Candace Owens continued to do her part to spew illogical notions about race in America. During a recent congressional hearing titled “Confronting White Supremacy,” Owens argued that Black people are not impacted by racism.
“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 during a House Oversight Joint Subcommittee hearing. “We don’t see hearings on those bigger issues … Black-on-Black crime. The breakdown of [the] family, I think, is the number one thing that’s contributing to that. We never hear anybody talking about what happens when you remove a father from the home.”
Owens continued to claim that Black-on-Black crime was a more pressing issue in America. “I would argue that right now, we have a social environment that is hostile toward men and does not inspire masculinity or being a man and what it means to be a father figure in the household,” she said. “Black-on-Black crime is a huge issue in America right now, but people don’t like to talk about that.”
For several years, Owens has used her platform to counter Black progression. By disregarding the impact of White supremacy, Owens is ignoring how systemic racism has destroyed Black lives for several generations. She’s ignoring the impact of lynching in the South, Jim Crow laws, redlining in urban communities, and mass incarceration.
Owens, who was once a liberal, has embraced Donald Trump and anti-Black rhetoric to gain a larger standing within right-wing political circles.
Her views have become a threat, but they were not enough to sway the panel during the hearing. Following her testimony, the DHS listed “White supremacist terrorism” as one of the top threats in America.