It was a pandemonium on social media over the weekend after a black conservative activist, Candace Owens, slammed Black Lives Matter and African American protesters as being “whiners” and projecting the “victim mentality” instead of “victor mentality”.
“Victim mentality is not cool. I don’t know why people like being oppressed. The weirdest thing I’ve ever heard; We’re oppressed! Four-hundred years of slavery! Jim Crow!’ By the way, none of you guys lived through that.
“Your grandparents did and it’s embarrassing that you utilize their history. You come in here with more emotions than they ever had when they were living through it. You’re not living through anything right now,” said the communications director for conservative youth organisation Turning Point USA at an event at the University of California which was stormed by Black Lives Matter protesters.
This generated a lot of backlash and even more after rapper Kanye West tweeted: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.”
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
“In about 10 seconds [after Kanye’s tweet] I became the KKK member, anti-LGBT, you name it. Just because I think differently and I refuse to accept this narrative that I’m a victim. I’m not a victim,” Owens told Fox & Friends on Sunday.
She also tweeted: “I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ….please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music. I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community.”
I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ….please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music.
I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community. https://t.co/Uz1nB9K0Oz
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
But the question is, is she making a good point? Tell us what you think in the comment section as you watch her reaction as well as people’s comments below.
Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to my @UCLA event to protest. Here is a video clip of me smacking them down with the truth; they’re a bunch of whiny toddlers, pretending to be oppressed for attention. pic.twitter.com/riBA0A3J1I
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 20, 2018
1. It appears @KanyeWest & @RealCandaceO believe that the #BlackLivesMatter Movement is not based on the facts of racism, but a peculiar need to focus on the past, and, in their words “whine & get attention.”
What follows is a fact based THREAD on #WhyWeSayBlackLivesMatter
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 21, 2018
Curious though…since you know more about the #BlackLivesMatter than I…why do they never have protests for #AfricnAmerican cops who are murdered??? There was no protests over this NYCs cops murder. Since All Black Lives matter to this group..why were they so silent?? pic.twitter.com/oNoatiwlbT
— twilight N ?? ?? (@Twilightseven) April 22, 2018
You do not argue with people like this. They aren’t even coming from a place of logic. Just one of hate. Hence no reply to your question.
— April_August (@kyrandarcy) April 22, 2018
— Rick Ulrich (@buffalo0ne) April 22, 2018
African-Americans are not living in the past it is a daily survive on for us. Every day we confront racism and injustice across America.
— Don Salmon (@dijoni) April 22, 2018
Are you aware of the current day results of generational poverty brought on by decades of discriminatory lending practices, designed segregation and biased policing/incarceration? You think those things magically self-correct?
— saya cullinan ? (@sayacully) April 23, 2018
Kanye West is a narcisstic douchebag tho who doesnt care what happens to anyone else bc he’s rich. Kanye loves Kanye he’s hardly worth arguing with.
— Tempeh Fueled Rage (@ThalassaFischer) April 22, 2018
Kanye hasn’t lived in the real world in decades and he seems to have mental issues. I never even liked his music so dude has ZERO relevance to me.
— William Morgan (@BgDadd34) April 22, 2018
Kanye has been in the sunken place for a long time…he looks like he is constantly falling… as for that Coon Chick, she is trying hard to matter with WYPIPO , she’d better call @OMAROSA..
— Marilyn Peaches Goss (@MISS_PECHZ) April 22, 2018
Why does anyone care what @kanyewest thinks. He’s a decent at best producer, and a terrible at best rapper. He brings nothing to the table in any aspect except shit. As evidenced by his clothes and his solo music.
— Thee Brian Di Giorgi (@chefbpd) April 22, 2018
Both of them are only getting press because they are black. They use our people against us. Kanye and this Candace woman can take several seats.
— Sweet Hues Beauty (@Sweethuesbeauty) April 22, 2018
They live in their own special bubble of privilege and are incapable of understanding the experience of ordinary people. And that bubble renders their compassion and understanding mute.
— CJ (@KidsNotMarkets) April 22, 2018
As 2 black dudes get arrested in Starbucks while waiting for a friend… Oh, Candace you’re so disconnected.
— ?⚽ Mort ⚽? (@HypeMort) April 20, 2018
I don’t want my children, grandkids, greats, and on, to play the victim card for all the atrocities that I have endured and fought to escape. If it makes you happy to be the eternal victim, go right ahead. If you’re not strong enough and you want pity, then don’t complain.
— swrong ??❤? (@StaceySwrong) April 21, 2018