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Conservative pundit and top-selling author Candace Owens came to the defense of Kentucky’s black attorney general, Daniel Cameron, after he was criticized by black liberals for refusing to charge Louisville police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.
In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday, Owens said the black left’s criticism of Cameron is similar to pushback she, too, has gotten in the past when her political, social, and cultural views have diverged.
Carlson noted that, regardless of whether people agreed with his decision or not, he “certainly made a rational case” not to charge the officers with homicide, given the evidence against it, which included an eyewitness.
“And then you see him attacked as a race traitor,” Carlson said.
“For me, it’s absolutely infuriating to watch,” Owens told host Tucker Carlson. “I’ve been on the receiving end of the same sort of attacks. Here’s what’s so fundamentally wrong and backwards about it … if you actually look at what they are saying and what the deeper implications are here, it’s there is a right way, a correct way and a wrong way to be black.”
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She said that means “you can look at me…and say, ‘Candace Owens is black and therefore I can assign a bunch of characteristics and expectations upon her based on her skin color.’”
Owens, 31, author of the current best-selling book, “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation,” noted further: “Ironically Tucker, that’s the very definition of racism, and it’s coming from the liberals who like to say that they see racism everywhere but they can’t recognize it when it’s coming out of their own mouth.”
Cameron, 34, made Kentucky history last year after he was elected as the first black attorney general. What’s more, he’s the first Republican to hold the office in seven decades.
But his decision not to charge any of the three officers who shot and killed Taylor after first being fired upon by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker — who wounded one of the officers — drew backlash from black liberals who accused the AG of betraying other blacks.
“Let me say this as a black woman … he does not speak for black folks. He’s skin folk but, he is not kinfolk. … He does not speak for all of us. This was not a tragedy, this was a murder. He should be ashamed of himself,” retired Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey said on MSNBC Wednesday following Cameron’s news conference in which he announced a grand jury indictment of one of the officers, now-former Sgt. Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton endangerment.
And Louisville attorney Dawn Elliot, who is also black, said that Cameron should stop “eating the coon flakes the White House is serving,” while also criticizing his association with Trump.
Owens said black liberals react this way because they have established a “prototype” for blacks in general regarding how they should view issues.
“I’ve often said the Democrat Party has built almost a prototype of what it means to be a Black American,” she told Carlson. “A black American must vote Democrat, you must react emotionally and not rationally and not pause to think. We must be faithful and abide by cultural icons” like “’King’ Lebron James, as he is called, and ‘Queen’ Beyonce.”
Owens then noted that the singer wrote a letter to Cameron demanding he speed up the decision and adding “that she wanted her kind of justice delivered.”
The AG “did the right thing by ignoring her” and other “pressures coming from culture and the mainstream media.”
During his Wednesday press conference, Cameron addressed those outside pressures.
“There will be celebrities, influencers and activists who having never lived in Kentucky will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case, that they know our community and the Commonwealth better than we do, but they don’t,” he said.
“This guy should be commended by both sides, and instead he’s being attacked racially by the left,” said Owens.
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