Former radical leftist counters liberal narrative that labels black women as victims

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(Video Credit: Fox News)

Fox News host Laura Ingraham interviewed radical leftist turned conservative influencer Amala Ekpunobi on “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday concerning the penchant liberals have for portraying black women as victims, proclaiming that she is anything but that.

“To mark Black History Month, The Ingraham Angle will be introducing you to new voices. Individuals who are unafraid to challenge the stereotypes and stale thinking of the modern left,” Ingraham announced.

“And tonight we bring you a 21-year-old who went from hard left to conservative activist for PragerU. And rather than shrink when protesters show up at her events with the usual signs and chants, she confronts them with an invitation and a smile as she did recently at Winona University,” she remarked before playing a video showing Ekpunobi facing off with protesters.

The video shows the young activist speaking about the left attempting to label young black women as victims.

(Video Credit: PragerU)

“Why do you think people are afraid to hear what you have to say? You didn’t have all that many takers in that video after you invited them to ‘come on in,’ which I thought was so nice. I think you offered them food… didn’t you give them food as well?” Ingraham asked.

Ekpunobi acknowledged that she did exactly that.

“I mean you couldn’t have been nicer to these people who basically want to shut you up,” Ingraham continued.

“I think they were hiding their protest under the veil of a food drive, which was interesting considering that all the signs at this protest talked about how hateful I am and how hateful PragerU is, and how I had no right to be on their campus. But I think the fear as it pertains to me is that I represent a particularly difficult opponent being a black female because the left uses me and my race and my gender to promote myself as a victim and someone who needs to be fought for,” the young conservative posited.

“And to have me come up to them and say, ‘No, I’m not a victim and I’d like to discuss that with you,’ I think was a particularly hard thing for them to deal with,” Ekpunobi pointed out.

“Amala, did you have any informed discussions with the folks out there holding the really tedious signs?” Ingraham asked.

“Unfortunately, no. I few of them did wind up going into the event after my short discussion with them and I think a breakthrough moment that we had happened off the camera where I talked about the fact that I used to be a leftist organizer and I used to be a radical leftist and I would have been the one who was staging a protest like this and coming to fight people who were coming to my campus. And that sort of broke through the barrier that we had a little bit. But in the end, about five of those forty protesters came into the event and only a couple of them asked any questions,” she recounted.

Ingraham pointed out that you never know how you are going to affect people or open the dialogue up and said she thought it was a really great thing Ekpunobi did.

“How did you make the transition from left to right?” the Fox News host asked.

“It was a difficult thing for me. It wasn’t until I worked for the left… and I tell anybody who is a radical leftist now that you should test out that ideology by going and working for the radical left because it will soon crumble. I lasted about a year doing that and I just realized there was so much hypocrisy, there was blatant racism towards white people, and there was so little discussion,” Ekpundobi remarked.

“And when I brought up those concerns to higher-ups at the organization, I was turned away and was told that I didn’t understand how oppressed I am. And that is so emblematic of modern-day woke leftism. It’s trying to convince people they are victims in order to promote your agenda. And I simply got tired of it and had to leave and I’m very thankful that I did,” she concluded.

Ekpundobi is the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant and lives in Florida. She was raised by a far-left single mother of three and adopted leftist beliefs from an early age according to PragerU. Following high school, she started working for the same left-leaning organization as her mother did, canvassing neighborhoods as a youth organizer.

She is an ardent admirer of conservative Thomas Sowell and is now a role model for young conservatives.

“We are bringing back segregation in this country, and people will sell it to you that we are doing it in a positive manner… it perpetuates the same racist narrative that they are trying to run away from,” Ekpundobi recently told the Daily Wire.


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