01-21-2019 10:26:58 AM -0800
01-21-2019 07:52:07 AM -0800
01-20-2019 01:01:48 PM -0800
01-20-2019 10:48:50 AM -0800
01-20-2019 07:24:01 AM -0800
It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. If you'd like to receive them, please update your browser permissions.
Desktop Notifications are  | 
Get instant alerts on your desktop.
Turn on desktop notifications?
Remind me later.
PJ Media encourages you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY.

Stretch, grab a late afternoon cup of caffeine and get caught up on the most important news of the day with our Coffee Break newsletter. These are the stories that will fill you in on the world that's spinning outside of your office window - at the moment that you get a chance to take a breath.
Sign up now to save time and stay informed!

Turning Point USA's Candace Owens Smacks Down Black Lives Matter

Candace Owens takes on Black Lives Matter.

Conservative writer and commentator Candace Owens earned some celebrity cheers and jeers Saturday after she posted a must-see video of herself smacking down a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who were trying to disrupt a Turning Point USA event at UCLA Wednesday night.

Owens, the communications director for TPUSA and frequent guest on Fox News, was having none of it, and let the protesters know in no uncertain terms what she thought about their "victim mentality."

"It's embarrassing!" she exclaimed.

"There is an ideological civil war happening," Owens told the audience. "Black people that are focused on their past and shouting about slavery, and black people that are focused on their futures."

"I can guarantee you, what you're seeing happening is victim mentality versus victor mentality!

"I love that!"  TPUSA co-host Charlie Kirk interjected.

Owens continued, saying that there was "no doubt" in her mind that the conservative blacks in the audience would be better off in twenty years than the BLM protesters because they don't have BLM's victim mentality.

"Victim mentality is not cool!" she declared. "I don't know why people like being oppressed! It's the weirdest thing I've ever heard. 'I love oppression, we're oppressed, 400 years of slavery, Jim Crow!' -- which by the way, none of you guys lived through. Your grandparents did and it's embarrassing that you utilize their history -- you utilize their history, and you come in here with more emotion then they ever had when they were living through it!"

"It's embarrassing!" she repeated. "You're not living through anything right now! You're overly privileged Americans!"

Among those praising her were rapper Kanye West and actress Roseanne Barr. Detractors included rapper Azealia Banks and actor Don Cheadle.

“Avengers” actor Cheadle chastised Owens over her sarcastic jab at the Black Lives Matter protesters.

Owens immediately challenged Cheadle to a debate.