An exclusive card more valuable than any from Visa or American Express?
These cardholders are a very specific group of people, defined by the color of their skin, says Candace Owens, Communications Director for Turning Point USA.
“You’ve heard about the black card, right?” Owens began in a video for Prager University.
“No—not the one from Visa or American Express. This one is much more valuable.” she said. “You should know that there is only one way you can get your hands on it: you have to be born with black skin.”
She reiterated that this was the only requirement for cardholders.
“You can be poor, middle class, or rich—it doesn’t matter. The black card will still confer upon you an entire history of oppression, even if you’ve never been oppressed,” Owens said in the five-minute video.
“Flash the black card, and most white people will cower,” she added. “Play the black card expertly, and you can win awards, make millions—all the while claiming that the people who got you there somehow hate you.”
The conservative commentator, who shredded Hillary Clinton as a “racist” on Twitter over the weekend, has no fear calling things as she sees them. Her bold tweets got her Twitter account suspended – and then reinstated, with an apology from the company for their “error.”
Twitter suspends Candace Owens, calls it ‘an error’ after sharp backlash. What she posted is key. https://t.co/PyOl7i0Wtm pic.twitter.com/j39wPQo4jA
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Owens called out other examples of playing the black card in her scathing commentary as she slammed those who have been using their race as an excuse.
Owens pointed to her grandparents as those who “have the most legitimate claim to the black card” but refused to use it.
“If they had problems, they didn’t blame anybody. They just fixed them,” she said of her grandparents. “And they raised me to do the same.”
“I was a first-generation college student. This was supposed to be the ticket to prosperity. But it wasn’t. I left college with a mountain of debt and no practical skills. I had just $80 dollars in my bank account and very few prospects,” the 29-year-old ssaid. “I could have given up. I could have dug deep into my history and declared myself a natural product of ancestral oppression. I could have played the black card and absolved myself of all responsibility for my own stupid decisions.”
But Owens said she didn’t do it because “it would have destroyed my grandfather’s legacy.”
“My attitude comes with a price, however. Because if you are born black and you don’t accept your natural status as a victim, then the validity of your blackness is immediately called into question,” she explained.
The rising young conservative star, whom actor James Woods thinks should be running for office, offered a fitting conclusion: “Well, so be it.”
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