Washington DC: When the US is in turmoil amid racial violence, loot, and plunder in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black American, in Police custody, and the former US Presidents are crying from rooftops about racial discrimination and it’s aftermath, we have this young American lady Candace Owens, who went live on facebook the other day and took the world by storm by her brilliant analysis of what currently plagues the US.
Unlike former US President Barack Obama who joined a discussion and batted for planned reforms while addressing young people of “colour” and stating they are the ones who have witnessed too much violence and too much death, often at the hands of the cops who are supposed to protect them, Candice Owens, a public figure, has risen to the occasion and shown the mirror to the people, especially the Black Americans and also the former US Presidents. The ex-presidents obviously appear more interested in populism vis-a-vis those who are projecting themselves as victims of racial discrimination and hatred.
Candace shows them the light by speaking without caring a hoot about being politically correct during the election year.
Candace Owens on facebook:
Besides Obama, the other former US Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush also treat racial discrimination as the flash point. They were addressing the death of George Floyd amid widespread protests.
Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks. Our hearts are with the victims’ families and all who feel hopeless in the face of pervasive racial discrimination and outright cruelty….. We all must shine a spotlight on the immorality of racial discrimination. But violence, whether spontaneous or consciously incited, is not a solution – statement by former US President Jimmy Carter
No one deserves to die the way George Floyd did……And the truth is, if you’re white in America, the chances are you won’t – Bill Clinton, former US President
A long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society? – George Bush, former US President, over George Floyd’s death
Postscript: Candace Owens symbolises the solution. She would any day make a better US President than…… (the blank space in this sentence could be anybody’s guess).