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Why I See Candace Owens As The Flavor Of The Month, Go-To Black Sycophant Conservative Racists Love

"She will never challenge their racist and distorted view because they are her benefactors."

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During a House Oversight Joint Subcommittee hearing, conservative commentator Candace Owens testified that white supremacy would not make her list of the top 100 issues facing Black America.

"Based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list," Owens said. “White supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem that is harming Black America,” she continued.

Candace Owens is a college dropout who has never voted a day in her life. She is a sycophantic puppet and white supremacy apologist for racist conservatives pushing the narrative that racism in America is dead and gone. She is an expert at nothing other than foot shuffling and buck dancing and providing cover for white supremacy. Why the hell is she testifying before Congress? Where was she educated? What does she have a degree in? What, in her 30 years, has she mastered, researched, become proficient at or pioneered?

Let’s be clear, Republicans have become masters at developing Black bootlickers to do their bidding — people who parrot their racist narrative, ostensibly to give credibility to their fictive reality of an America where Black people should no longer have a grievance, as racism has been eradicated and they have received their due recompense for 400 years of slavery, oppression, degradation, murder, lynching, segregation and brutalization.

Sadly, Candace is at the top of the list of the well-compensated, go to, backslapping adulators called upon to do massa’s bidding by erasing the history of anti-Black bigotry and oppression, and placing the plight of the Black community squarely on the shoulders of Black people themselves for having fatherless homes, engaging in so-called "Black on Black crime" and aborting their children. According to the white supremacist narrative, this explains the extra judicial murder of Blacks by police, racial profiling, the disparate treatment of Blacks in the criminal justice system, the wage and education gaps, health disparities and so many other factors that affirm racism’s existence and pervasiveness in America.

Conservative whites sing Candace’s praises because she entertains them by being a Black face that castigates Black people utilizing their language. So many have tweeted, inboxed and DM’ed me that I should follow or listen to Candace. Why? Because she’s Black, and I can’t call her racist for saying the things racist whites say, right? She provides “race insurance” to white supremacists who call on her to speak at their conferences and events, and who invite her to appear on their television and radio programs.

The thing is, Candace has no connection to the Black community. In actuality, she is not connected to true Black conservatives. Thus, white bigots are comfortable with her because she poses no threat to their views, actions or commentary about the Black community. She will never challenge their racist and distorted view because they are her benefactors. They give her validity and credibility. They pay her bills. And they love to see her perform and stick it to us social justice warriors who are always complaining about white supremacy, anti-Black bigotry and white privilege. She is their ultimate form of entertainment.

What conservative bigots seem to forget is the fact that we’ve been here before. Today, Candace Owens is the flavor of the month, the go-to Black sycophant that gives goosebumps to the racism deniers, birthers, bigots and white supremacists — but she’s not the first to play this role. Others have come and faded away into the sunset only to be reincarnated when massa needed them again. She is today’s Stacy Dash, Herman Cain, Alan Keyes, Sheriff Clarke, Allen West and Jesse Lee Peterson. We’ve always had the Black sycophant with us and we always will. The one thing history has taught based on the shelf life of those I just named is that Candace’s 15 minutes of fame will be over before you know it.

The graveyard of Black puppets is filled with people like Candace, who were willing to be used like a condom, filled with the semen of white supremacy and then discarded after conservative racists reached ultimate climax. Like Herman Cain before her, she will soon be flushed in the toilet of forgetfulness and join that infamous cadre of Black folks who sold their souls, discarded their integrity and lost their credibility, pandering to a sponsor whose only use for them was to oppress their own people.

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Bishop Talbert Swan is a pastor, prelate, chaplain, activist, author, entrepreneur and radio talk show host.