NAACP leader who once ‘helped’ Candace Owens dismayed to learn she’s conservative now

NAACP leader who once ‘helped’ Candace Owens dismayed to learn she’s conservative now
Candace Owens (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Sounds as though Owens, who was 17 when the incident happened, has grown into adulthood and developed a mature perspective on ‘racism,’ while the NAACP has remained the same puerile grievance monger.]

Kanye West’s Trump-supporting muse Candace Owens continued to send shockwaves across the Twitterverse on Friday, attacking former President Barack Obama and challenging John Legend to a public debate. …

Despite her name making national headlines recently, Connecticut NAACP president Scot X. Esdaile hadn’t heard the name Candace Owens for more than a decade prior to this week. Esdaile said he’s having a hard time believing that the woman his organization helped when she was the victim of an alleged hate crime is now speaking out against progressives who advocate for people of color.

“We’re very saddened and disappointed in her,” Esdaile said in a phone interview with Mic. “It seems to me that she’s now trying to play to a different type of demographic.”

It was Esdaile and the NAACP who aided Owens in 2007, when she was a 17-year-old high school student in her hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. In February of that year, a group of white boys from her school reportedly left voicemails on her cell phone in which they used racial slurs and threatened to kill her.

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