Candace Owens at CPAC: Racism Is Over Because ‘I’ve Never Been a Slave’

NBC News

Candace Owens, director of communications for Turning Point USA, attempted to disprove the existence of racism Friday during her CPAC remarks by explaining that she herself has never been a slave.

“Stop selling us our own oppression,” she said. “Stop taking away our self-confidence by telling us that we can’t because of racism, because of slavery. I've never been a slave in this country.”

Over the past year, Owens has been behind much of rapper Kanye West’s on-and-off-again love affair with President Trump. Her comments about slavery are reminiscent of West’s controversial rant to TMZ in which he asserted, “You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sound like a choice.”