‘I’m off the plantation, bro!’ Black Americans getting ‘woke,’ but not the way Dems hoped

‘I’m off the plantation, bro!’ Black Americans getting ‘woke,’ but not the way Dems hoped
Candace Owens (Image: YouTube screen grab)

In one of her many counter-rallies since Donald Trump was elected president, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) urged an audience comprised almost exclusively of young blacks to “stay woke.” The imperative sentence was met with thunderous cheers and applause.

That was in April of 2017, and since that time much in the nation has happened. “Auntie Maxine,” who Michelle Malkin branded a “swamp monster,” was caught steering $1.2 billion in taxpayer money to Obama flunkies. Meanwhile, black unemployment fell to its lowest rate in 17 years, in large measure because of Trump’s tax relief package, which for added measure the Democrats threatened to undo and then some if they won back the House in 2018.

The time seemed ripe for Republicans to try to lessen the stranglehold the Democratic Party had had on blacks for decades. The crusade was led by Candace Owens, communications director for Turning Point USA, and indeed black America seems to be turning a corner.

On May 30, Owens tweeted:

That tweet was followed later the same day by a second, this one containing an emotional video by a Stanford student who told the crowd:

I’ve been researching Black Lives Matter and I’ve been understanding the politics and how they’re funded by white liberals. And recently I’ve been feeling like they’re white liberals in blackface. … And why I say that is because with white liberals, it’s all about feminism, LGBT; white liberals don’t really care about black people. I realize that white liberals don’t really care about me, bro’. I’m off the plantation, bro’! I’m off the plantation, bro’!

Here’s the video:

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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