Candace Owens Testifies at Hearing on White Nationalism: Democrat Governor’s Son Called her the N-word & Threatened to Murder Her and her Family
The son of Connecticut’s Democrat Governor Dannel Malloy, threatened Candace Owen that ‘they’ would “tar and feather” her family; “put a bullet in the back of my head;” and called her the N-word in High School. Have you ever heard of or read this before? Anywhere? Yeah, well, Democrats live by a different standard when it comes to race. Candace Owen recounted the horrific incident at the House Hearing on White Nationalism:
Candace Owens dismantles the Left's lies.
Posted by Breitbart on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
It gets worse, if you can believe it, but Ms. Owens handled it with grace and understanding to the extent anyone could. She does something very few politicians do, which is suggest the root cause of why Democrats treat blacks so reprehensibly if they dare to think for themselves. Even so, Democrats do everything they can – including prejudicing the audience against her even before she testified.
Owens was invited to testify by GOP lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee in Tuesday’s hearing and the reaction from Social Media was swift and full of vitriol: One sample
The Hill reports:
Conservative commentator Candace Owens on Tuesday blasted a House hearing on white nationalism and hate crimes, claiming Democrats on the panel were focused on “fear-mongering, power and control” rather than on the issue of racism.
“We’re hearing [terms like ‘white nationalism’] sent around today because what they want to say is that brown people want to be scared, which seems to be the narrative that we hear every four years ahead of a presidential election,” Owens, communications director at conservative group Turning Point USA, said during her opening remarks.
Owens, whose 74-year-old grandfather sat behind her during the hearing, said he “grew up in an America where words like ‘racism’ and ‘white nationalism’ held real meaning under the Democratic Party’s Jim Crow laws.”
“Candace Owens says Democrats’ hate crimes concerns are just ‘2020 election strategy'” screamed the headline from USA Today, which reported that Owens is the communications director for Turning Point USA, a conservative organization that aims to organize college students. She has pushed for more African-Americans to vote Republican, arguing Democratic policies have hindered, rather than helped, their community. She was invited to testify at the hearing by Judiciary Committee Republicans.
In her opening statement, Owens said many journalists had appeared confused about why she was speaking at the hearing. She said she was there because she had been the victim of a hate crime when she was in high school. She said few people knew that about her because the news media and journalists “on the left are not interested in telling the truth about me because I don’t fit the stereotype of what they like to see in black people.”
“We hear over and over again about black conservatives, who have the audacity to think for themselves and become educated about our history and the myth of things, like the southern switch and the southern strategy, which never happened.”
Owens was one of eight witnesses on the panel, alongside multiple civil rights advocates and representatives with Google and Facebook.
Real Clear Politics also quoted Ms. Owens from her testimony: “There isn’t a single adult today that in good conscience would make the argument that America is a more racist, more white nationalist society than it was when my grandfather was growing up and yet we are hearing these terms center around today because what they want to say is that brown people need to be scared which seems to be the narrative that we hear every four years right ahead of a presidential election,” Owens said in her opening statement.
“The biggest scandal in American politics is that Democrats have been conning minorities into the belief that we are perpetual victims all but ensuring our failure. Racial division and class warfare are central to the Democrat party platform. They need Blacks to hate whites, the rich to hate the poor.”
Ms. Owens accuses Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) of having an “anti-black bias” in his opening remarks: Watch
Read her Open Letter to Stamford High School and Democrats below – From the Stamford Advocate:
Dear Connecticut, Do you remember me?
Nine years ago I was a senior at Stamford High School on the brink of a life-altering event.
One night as I sat watching a movie, a group of anonymous boys called my cell phone and left me a series of voicemails. Their words, to this very day, represent the most horrific that I have ever heard uttered against another human being.
They started off by telling me that they were going to kill me “just because” I was black. They warned me that if they found me at home, they were going to unload a bullet into the back of my head. They cited other “niggers” who had died before me, like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. They threatened to “tar and feather” my family.
I remember feeling shocked and scared— because I could think of not a single person, much less a group of them, who wanted to watch me die.
I was reluctant to report it, but the next day a teacher insisted I tell the school principal.
And then nothing was ever the same.
By some random stroke of misfortune one those involved was Gov. Dannel Malloy’s son — a boy I had never even laid eyes upon. Malloy was mayor of Stamford at the time and, for obvious reasons, the mixture of politics and race proved irresistible to journalists. Soon my face was plastered on the front page of every newspaper across Connecticut and everyone from the NAACP, to Dr. Phil wanted in on the story.
Do you vaguely recall me now?
The connection meant that arrests would not immediately be made. The local police told me they needed to treat the case with special diligence, and they called in the FBI to help determine whether the four boys, three of whom were perfect strangers to me, had committed a “hate crime.”
The boy I believed had orchestrated the voicemails (the only one out of the group whom I had ever seen or spoken to) denied the allegations vehemently, perhaps rolling the dice that his chance political association would protect him in the end.
I stayed out of school for six weeks before formal charges were filed, and in that time the gossip escalated. It wasn’t limited to the students. Parents, teachers and you, the general public, felt inclined to state your opinions about me online.
I perused those words quietly, a stranger to the girl that the unsympathetic portion of you were depicting.
I was a liar.
I just wanted money.
I was ugly.
I was desperate for attention, another black girl taking advantage of a situation.
I was a lot of bad things all at once.
No one seemed to see me as a 17-year old girl going through a traumatic experience.
Those words destroyed me. I held my head high at school, but I went home and I cried every single night.
Without my consent or involvement, political forces took sides. The NAACP held press conferences outside my high school, which I relucantly attended. Malloy’s political enemies seized the opportunity to criticize him. Within my own family, lines were drawn. My father wanted to press charges. My mother just wanted to keep quiet so I could return to normal life.
And all I wanted was an apology. I wanted someone to be accountable, admit they had made a mistake and just say “Sorry.”
But, to this day, no one has.
Not even our governor, who at the time had “no comment,” other than that his son had been fully cooperative with the police.
And so what was my takeaway?
I hated Stamford. I hated Connecticut, but above all else, I hated myself. I hated that my name would come up in a Google search for “hate crime.”
I developed a severe eating disorder, to help me combat it. The skin against my bones for five years helped me to feel as though I had at least one aspect of my existence under control.
After college, I moved to New York City and disappeared into its masses. The city was much too fast-paced for anybody to stop and take notice of me, much too distracted by its own idiosyncrasies.
I felt lonely and, my god, it was magnificent.
For the first time, I was given an opportunity to grow up. To remember who I was, absent the inked impressions of a judgmental community.
In the city I emerged as a woman with a deep love and appreciation for children and a raw understanding of how fragile they are.
And I looked back upon my high school experience with just that realization: We were children.
I say “we” because I wasn’t the only victim. I wasn’t the only child who had to read your words. The four boys who left me those messages were labeled racists. They were labeled “no good.” Those are words that no child deserves to hear.
Suddenly I found myself wondering, with a sympathetic heart, what happened to them. Had they maybe developed eating disorders as well? Or did they instead turn to drugs to numb the pain? Did they, too, feel paralyzed with anxiety by the idea of a simple Google search? Had they also tried to kill themselves a year later in their college dorms?
Connecticut, do you remember any of us?
I do, and I’ll be the first to say I am sorry.
To all of them, for having to endure that experience; a group of children dissected and labeled.
Were they wrong? Categorically. Should they have been held accountable for their actions? Undeniably. Did they deserve to be branded by a society?
Because I’ll tell you something that you may not have realized about not only them, but all of us children from Generation Y.
We are a generation of lab rats, a generation that participated as the world speeded up. We laughed at our ability to shoot messages through thin air in a matter of nanoseconds, never stopping to consider the implications. We were the white mice at the turn of a century in which technological advances made us infinitely more capable, and definitively less human.
We no longer have to look someone in the eye to say something hurtful. We no longer have to watch their faces flush with hurt, or their eyes flood with tears.
We just push send.
For the last year, I have worked on creating a website, SocialAutospy.com, that will stop online bullying by outing the bullies. I created a searchable database of people who spew hate online. I hope it will make people think twice before they exercise their First Amendment rights online as a means to hurt others.
And this wouldn’t be fun without a public challenge to Gov. Malloy to contact me. To look me in the eye for the first time and stand with me as a leader in the fight against online bullying.
I am once again so happy to be a part of Connecticut, my home state, and one that I believe will be a part of a real solution. Not just another perpetrator of divisive arguments.