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Candace Owens uses Asian-Americans’ success to question white privilege

Candace Amber Owens Farmer, 31, who is professionally known as Candace Owens, has a question to people who believe that white privilege exists. The Blexit founder took to Twitter to challenge the concept on June 9, 2020.

White privilege refers to the societal privilege that benefits white people like former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Michael Chauvin, 44, over non-white people like the late African-American security guard George Floyd. For Owens, the outstanding success of Asian-Americans in the United States proves the nonexistence of such privilege.

 

This is just one of the unpopular ideas Owens has been presenting in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. following Floyd’s death on Memorial Day. In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck on June 4, 2020, she explained why she disagrees with those who revere the late African-American security guard as a hero.

“George Floyd was not a good person,” Owens told Beck. “I don’t care who wants to spin that. I don’t care how CNN wants to make you think that he had just turned his life around.”

Floyd died while in the custody of Chauvin and his fellow former Minneapolis Police Department officers Tou Thao, 34, Thomas Lane, 37, and J Alexander Kueng, 26. Arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use were enumerated as other significant conditions in the autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Black Lives Matter protesters not only in the U.S. but also in various parts of the world still cry for justice while the world is still not done with its battle against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Owens, too, believes that Chauvin, Thao, Lane and Kueng should be punished for what they did to Floyd but she does not think that race has a lot to do with the problem that needs to be addressed.

 

Owens is an African-American conservative commentator and political activist born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA on April 29, 1989. In 2018, she founded Blexit to encourage blacks and other minorities to leave the Democratic Party.

While Owens failed to earn her journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA, she managed to climb the ladder and catch the attention of America. She is an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump.

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