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Candace gives great revelation to the plight of black America often overlooked - family & education. This book challenges the narratives of oppression and Black victimhood whilst pointing a path to freedom through greater personal responsibility.
I do however take particular issue with her chapter on slavery that offers an elementary analysis of the complexities of the transatlantic slave trade. Candace compares slavery across human history without considering that one major distinction in the transatlantic slave trade is the institution of racism that is strong and thriving well beyond emancipation across the world as a direct result of the triangular trade & colonialism. This important distinction is the legacy of the triangul trade that plagues our societies today. Whereas in the other eras of slavery described, racism had less of a role to play and certainly not such a lasting impact. Acknowledging this is not the acceptance of a victim mentality. We must take personal responsibility whilst being conscious of the past.
Candace also looks at Africa today without considering the negative effect the slave trade had on the development of Africa. Walter Rodney describes this as the underdevelopment of Africa and it is a very clear reason why African countries are still plagued by many atrocities. Canadace further praises the West and American civilization whilst drawing comparison to Africa without recognising that it is the benefit gained from Africa's underdevelopment that has allowed Western civilization the insutitions that allow it to be the great social order that it is today.
With all this being said, the book is a very enjoyable and insightful read and I absolutely recommend it.
Ive been following Candace Owens for a couple of years, initially on YouTube (back when they still recommended alternative voices) and in her subsequent career. Im looking forward to her upcoming Daily Wire shows. Blackout will come as no surprise to those familiar with her views, addressing current left wing race ideology and the negative effects it can have on incentives. She writes clearly and without hectoring the reader, presenting the arguments and counter arguments, backed up with data and statistics and quotes from people like Thomas Sowell. Im waiting for the paperback to come out so I can get it for my daughter
Great for providing an alternative perspective. Facts and statistics that challenge and crumble the status quo set by mainstream media. Owens' provides a compelling argument against reliance on welfare and centralised government. Owens argues for facilitation of self reliance that is inspiring. At times Owens' political agenda is a little too forced awakening you from what on the whole is a imersive and compelling political voice. Owens is an asset to her party.