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Candace Owens: ‘Every 4 Years the Black Community Takes the Media Bait'

By Craig Bannister | May 28, 2020 | 1:58pm EDT
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“Every four years the black community takes the media bait,' conservative commentator and Blexit Leader Candace Owens said Wednesday night as riots raged in Minneapolis, Minnesota over the death of a local Black man, George Floyd, who died in police custody.

Replying on Twitter to an on-the-scene video of looters posted by local station Fox 9, titled, “This is awful out here. No police. Looting continues,” Owens warned that such riots devastate Black communities:

“Looting taking place in Minnesota in a continued riot-response to #GeorgeFloyd’s murder.

“This is reminiscent of black riots in the late 1960’s. The end result? Businesses packed up and [left], impoverishing black cities for decades to come in Chicago & Detroit.”

In response to another Fox 9 video titled, “Target is getting cleaned out,” Owens blamed the riots on the community’s cowardly “so-called ‘leaders’” who bought into the media’s narrative by “choosing outrage over rational thought”:

“Who is to blame for this? All you so-called ‘leaders’ who couldn’t foresee this. Who didn’t stand up to the media programming, which POISONS our black youth to destroy their neighborhoods and ruin their futures. YOU ARE ALL COWARDS FOR CHOOSING OUTRAGE OVER RATIONAL THOUGHT.”

EVERY FOUR YEARS the black community takes the media bait. They find one tragedy and are able to get enough athletes and rappers to hype it so the black youth believes they have no choice but to riot and destroy themselves bc this world is against them.
YOUR rhetoric did this. https://t.co/tmCyKjiDHa

Every election cycle, the media employ athletes and rappers to convince Black youth that they have “to riot and destroy themselves,” – but, it’s still the community’s fault for falling for the media’s race-baiting, Owens wrote in subsequent tweets:

“EVERY FOUR YEARS the black community takes the media bait. They find one tragedy and are able to get enough athletes and rappers to hype it so the black youth believes they have no choice but to riot and destroy themselves bc this world is against them. YOUR rhetoric did this.”

“And who wins in the end?! Our communities become impoverished, our black youth are arrested— and the Democrats politicians get to stump on those conditions, claiming that systemic racism is to blame.

“NO. WE DO THIS. TO OURSELVES. BY TAKING THE BAIT, EVERY 4 YEARS. WE DO THIS.”

“The media will attempt to turn us all into circus monkeys if we don’t raise our emotional IQ,” Owens warns, replying ot a Daily Caller video of Black Lives Matter protesters attacking police in Los Angeles, California:

“But I’m a coon, right? A coon w/ a crystal ball who has warned black America for the last 4 yrs to get ready to check our emotions in an election cycle bc the media will attempt to turn us all into circus monkeys if we don’t raise our emotional IQ.

“They win, we lose. AGAIN!”

 

 

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