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Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation | Candace Owens
Political activist and social media star Candace Owens explains all the reasons how the Democratic Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right. What do you have to lose? This question, posed by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to potential black voters, was mocked and dismissed by the mainstream media. But for Candace Owens and many others, it was a wake-up call. A staunch Democrat for all of her life, she began to question the lefts policies toward black Americans, and investigate the harm they inflict on the community. In Blackout, social media star and conservative commentator Owens addresses the many ways that liberal policies and ideals are actually harmful to African Americans and hinder their ability to rise above poverty, live independent and successful lives, and be an active part of the American Dream. Weaving in her personal story that brought her from the projects to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she demonstrates how she overcame her setbacks and challenges despite the cultural expectation that she should embrace a victim mentality. Owens argues that government assistance is a double-edged sword, that the left dismisses the faith so important to the black community, that Democratic permissiveness toward abortion disproportionately affects the black babies, that the #MeToo movement hurts black men, and much more. Well-researched and intelligently argued, Blackout lays bare the myth that all black people should vote Democratand shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient.
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Paigepiers
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She verbalized the thoughts I always had but struggled to put into concise thoughts!

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EadieB
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#Blackout #CandaceOwens #BookSpinBingo #Doublespin

Political activist and social media star, Candace Owens, tells why she and others are turning right as the liberal policies and ideals hinder the black's ability to rise above the poverty level. Turning right leaves them happier, more successful and self-sufficient. Candace claims that government give-aways equal more taxation.

EadieB Handouts are absent of hard work and render the recipient weak and depletes self-esteem, entrepreneurial spirit, drive and aspiration. I found a lot of what she was saying made sense to me especially when she wrote about affirmative action. Falsely elevating blacks to positions will make them suffer if they cannot perform. 1y
EadieB Shortcuts and handouts through policy cut back on their hard work. Only hard work has produced black greatness. Black culture is the biggest contributor to black failure. Education is not deemed as "cool" and Candace found that blacks perform better when mixed with white students. Reading her book gave me a different perspective from a black person's point of view. 1y
EadieB Candace now gives speeches throughout the country asking blacks to consider turning right as "what do you have to lose?" if relying on the liberals has not helped your situation. 1y
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Crazeedi Thoughtful review Eadie 1y
EadieB @Crazeedi Thanks! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!! I‘ve got to pick it up where I left off! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
DarkMina @Eadieb Spot on! 1y
EadieB @DarkMina Thanks! 1y
DanaManiac Wow. 1y
Eggs Nice review 👍🏼 1y
EadieB Thanks! 1y
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DarkMina
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158 of 2021. Well thought out and researched. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Book 4 for #OutstandingOctober
Total Pages read: 1455

#readathon

Andrew65 A great total 👏👏👏🙌 1y
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Elizabeth2
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Much of what Candace Owens has to say here struck a chord with me. I appreciate that she backs up her history & statistics with references at the end. The book loses a couple of stars because of her use of absolutes when discussing groups and by degrading all liberals. Not *all* of one group acts, thinks or feels the same (which is her own point regarding black conservatives), and I don‘t think we get anywhere by degrading other people. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!! And I agree ☝️ 1y
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Been busy lately. Lots of activities for the kids, which is AWESOME… So I am reading while the de-sparkle processes on my hair. 😉 #nomoregray

This chapter is speaking to me - On Excuses. I try to teach my kids this - there‘s a solution to every problem. Instead of coming to me with a problem and an excuse, let‘s figure out the solution. No one gets ahead by making excuses. Hard work is the common denominator for successful people.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so behind 🤪 1y
Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so am I but I plan to catch up this week! 1y
Crazeedi Elizabeth I bet your hair looks gorgeous!! 1y
Eggs Absolutely agree💕💕 1y
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Staci
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I love how Candace thinks. My favorite chapter is "On Culture". HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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DarkMina
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I received this for my birthday from my dear friend @Eggs . Thank you Sherri! I am looking forward to reading this book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had this one and loaned it and never got it back 😩 (before I read it!!) 1y
Eggs You are so welcome my friend 🧡💛❤️ 1y
DarkMina @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can send it to you to when I am done. 1y
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I really enjoyed reading this. Every once in a while I like a book that has me doing further research. This was it.

*pictured is Lucy Gray telling me to stop folding laundry and go back to reading, so she can return to sleeping whole being groomed.

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bibliobliss
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Great book. 4/5 ⭐️ with great narration by the author.

She touches on so many important, complex concepts with nonsense and integrity. I think she's one of the best black women leaders in our country. Who also happens to be conservative.

Glad I took the time to read it; I look forward to more from this intelligent woman.

#justfinished #socialscience #nonfiction #blackAmerica #politics #government #race #goodbooks #CandaceOwens

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Kboltz
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EVERYONE needs to read or listen to this! Educate yourself in every aspect.

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bibliobliss
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• spending some time with the tagged book and a cup of strong-ass french roast. happy day before friday & women's history month!! 💗 •

#life #goodday #women #womenshistorymonth #friends #LitsyLove #LitsyLovelies

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Tomorrow is my Monday! 2y
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I will admit that I read this because of all the negative feedback this book received before it was even released. I feel people are entitled to their own opinion and found her talking points and data interesting.

February Book 14/25 #LitsyLove #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

AmyG Isn‘t she a Holocaust denier? 😳 (edited) 2y
llcoolnate Glad you took the time to read it! And no, @AmyG. She is not. That was just one of literally uncountable attempts to smear her. It was a comment deciphering the difference between real national pride and racism masquerading as national pride. “Hitler was not a nationalist. He was putting German Jews into concentration camps and murdering-he was a mass murderer“. This is how things turn dangerous when people hate reading and love hashtags (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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AmyG Hitler was more than a mass-murderer. I not only read but have family who escaped nazi Germany. I have family killed in concentration camps. Hate continues to spread in this world. And it‘s not by me. And nevermind as someone deleted their post. 😳 (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG no, she isn‘t... 2y
Gaylagal2 @AmyG She is a denier, Sandy Hook too. Look at her Twitter feed as it speaks volumes about her lack of character and intelligence 😉 And thanks for speaking up.....love ya🤙 2y
AmyG @Gaylagal2 Her twitter feed is so hateful. She is bashing celebrating Juneteenth. As a black woman. I just don‘t get it. I guess it‘s all about fame and money for her over truth and kindness. Back at you, my friend. (edited) 2y
Gaylagal2 @AmyG Thanks AmyG! I see some commenters have deleted...LMAO. The truth hurts baby🤙 2y
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...and in this country and many others our biggest concern is society using accurate gender pronouns. Entitled much?

#currentlyreading #socialissues #CandaceOwens #Blackout #bookblurbs

jessjess Definitely something to think about. There's so many communities in Canada and the USA that don't even have access to clean drinking water and the government does sweet FA about it. However, I think trying to get someone's preferred pronouns right is a good start. When we disregard identity that can cause feelings of dehumanization and I wouldn't ever want to cause someone to feel that way. 2y
bibliobliss @jessjess Yes. I am by no means calling attention to these relatively "privileged" concerns in order to disregard them. However, if someone lives in a country where their most pressing concern is others getting their pronouns right, I'd say they're not struggling as much as those who in other, less-developed countries where an entire group of people are literally kidnapped and sacrificed for political reasons. 2y
TheKidUpstairs Everything in life is relative, but that does not diminish someone's struggle to live their truth in the face of those who would shame them or deny them who they are. I would flip this argument to the other side: there are people in this world still being sold into slavery, kidnapped, murdered, etc; so why do people feel entitled to waste their time, energy, and breath denying another's right to live their true identity. If someone tells you 👇 2y
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TheKidUpstairs ... their pronouns, accept them, use them, and then move on to fight a different battle. It takes no energy and little time to use a person's preferred pronouns. Do it. 2y
bibliobliss @TheKidUpstairs Always good to get another's perspective. I also understand that if people are intent on misinterpreting a post, it's not my job to make them follow my thought process. Wasted energy in either direction. Interesting how, with or without correct gender pronouns, we all live to fight another day. I wonder how people survived before hashtag she/her/them... 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Readage Unfortunately, suicide rates are high among trans individuals who do not have their identity honored by those around them, so no they do not live to fight another day. I apologize if I misinterpreted your post, it came off as very dismissive to an issue that truly is a life or death fight to many who are in it. 2y
bibliobliss @TheKidUpstairs Yes, I know this about trans people and I have always supported transgender individuals in their daily struggles. This post was never about dismissing individual preferences or struggles. It was intended to highlight the contrast between what marginalized groups faced 50-100+ years ago as opposed to now. We live in one of the most privileged countries to even be having this discussion at all. Do you know how many countries 2y
bibliobliss would not even allow its citizens to publicly discuss their right to be identified by their preferred pronouns? We are privileged and entitled, no matter which way anyone wants to spin it. Go to the Middle East and see how quickly you get the results we get in America...so yes, we are highly privileged and entitled in America. This is not opinion. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Readage i am glad to hear that you do support trans rights, your post did not come off that way at all. I agree that even the marginalized in US and Canadian solicitors have privilege above many in many other nations and at many other times, but so what? Calling them entitled belittles their struggles. The attitude of "well, I don't have it as bad as them? I want hurt as bad as them, I am not as oppressed as them" is a deep, painful source of ? 2y
TheKidUpstairs ... internalized shame. This is a personal issue for people that I know and love. (I do appreciate you hearing me out and engaging, and not dismissing this discussion.) 2y
TheKidUpstairs *societies not solicitors 2y
bibliobliss @TheKidUpstairs I love good healthy debate. I would never disregard another's struggles, perspectives, comments or thoughts. I believe that America is a wonderful place to air our grievances and differences. “Entitled“ perhaps is the wrong word here...but “privileged“ (comparatively) might still apply? And also, saying “everything is relative“ is not intended (by me) to dismiss the conversation. 2y
bibliobliss @TheKidUpstairs Is it worth considering that sometimes, in order to get through our personal struggles, it might be “okay“ to compare our lives with those of others in far off places? Just to reserve some sense of perspective. I don't personally live in anyone else's #MeToo movement...I am my own person, as are you...but to say that we aren't lucky/blessed to have this and other cultural movements is to deny the power and impact they are having. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Readage yes, absolutely, sometimes for some people that line of thought can give comfort. But I hope you can also see how for some, suggesting such comparisons can have negative consequences, because those comparisons are often used to belittle and diminish their experiences. I agree that we are privileged to live in a place where we can openly fight for our rights when others can not. But it is not entitlement to focus on one's own struggles👇 2y
TheKidUpstairs ... even in the face of other atrocities. 2y
Elizabeth2 @Readage 👏👏👏 2y
bibliobliss @Elizabeth2 Someone gets how I'm feeling!! 😁 2y
Elizabeth2 @Readage you said it so well. 🙌 2y
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#favebookbyablackauthor #showsomelove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

I have about 20+ black authors that I follow so I could never get them all in 1 post! But this one is my most current one. Candace is eloquent, intelligent, fair minded, and does excellent research to fortify her writing.
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Gaylagal2 @Eggs I'm very glad you enjoyed her book, it does us all good to read and learn from others point of view. However, I respectfully disagree about Candace Owens. Personally she's just way to far right wing for me, supports 100% of trumps idealogy and more. Just take a peek at her Twitter account...it's enlightening. I hope it was OK to post this because I just enjoy you so much! 🥰🤙 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really enjoy Owens also. 2y
STORYBOOK-CAFE Love Candace! ❤️ 2y
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Elizabeth2 Love Candace Owens! 💗 She is intelligent and inspiring. 2y
Eggs @Gaylagal2 of course it‘s ok! Where would we be without diversity of thought and opinion? We all deserve freedom of speech ! Thanks for weighing in 🤗 2y
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks @Monticello @Elizabeth2 🤗 btw, Candace and George had their baby 👶🏽 last week 2y
STORYBOOK-CAFE @Eggs I heard 😊 I'm so happy and excited for them and certainly wish them all the very best. I knew she's going to be a fantastic mom 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs he‘s beautiful!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had this one and loaned it without reading it first 🤦🏼‍♀️ I‘ll probably never get it back!! 2y
Eggs Oh no! I borrowed this one from library app @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
TheKidUpstairs It has taken me most of the day to gather my thoughts to comment on this. I want to be very clear that I value and respect you and our right to disagree here socially and politically. But I do not and can not respect or support Owens. It goes beyond political disagreement. I see her use her platform to spread harmful lies and false equivalencies. And to attack those who think, act, and dress in ways she does not like. And I can not stand for 👇 2y
TheKidUpstairs ... someone who uses the guide of political disagreement to insult, attack, and harm in that way. But I do respect you and your right to disagree with regards to her message. 2y
TheKidUpstairs *guise 2y
DarkMina @Elizabeth2 I agree! This book is on my TBR. 2y
Crazeedi Cant wait to read 2y
Eggs Thanks! I hope you get to read it🤗 @DarkMina @Crazeedi 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs but not all of us get it… (Freedom of speech) 1y
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bibliobliss
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Maybe we ought to blame Disney movies--our earliest point of indoctrination that there needs to be a hero and a bad guy in every story line. The hero wins, the villain loses, and the credits roll.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #blurbs

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• Just finished the part about the hate crime she experienced in high school. Her analysis gets you thinking about people and how they behave aggressively when they are emotionally hurt. To condemn someone for wrong behavior for the rest of their lives isn't fair to them or ourselves if we want to avoid the black and white victim/perpetrator narrative. People are more than their worst behavior, they are human beings.

#currentlyreading

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...If this narrative sounds familiar to you, it may be because it has become part and parcel of our mainstream media agenda. A school shooting takes place, only to have the survivors hijacked by gun control activists looking to jam through their policies in a time of high emotion. A black man is killed by a police officer, and his image is used to further the narrative that white cops are murdering black men for sport...

bibliobliss Over and over again, somebody else's real pain and tragedy are reduced to media talking points to further a political agenda. Emotions are elicited and concern is feigned until a bigger story comes around. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Totally agree… 1y
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• Recent Library Haul was very small but this one packs a punch and really brings the 🔥 to ongoing issues in #society. Thank God for common sense people like Mrs. Owens (and congrats to the author, who recently became a mother). Hope to dive back in later tonight; I think I'm in for a treat!! •

#currentlyreading #America #librarylends #currentevents #hardcovers #readharder #race #politics #government #socialissues #blackAmerica #CandaceOwens

BayouGirl85 I added this one to my TBR for February. 2y
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bibliobliss

The biggest problem in the black community is not racism, inequality, lack of access to health care, climate change, the alleged need for "commonsense gun control laws," or any of number of the arguments Democrats pitch to blacks to secure that 90-percent-plus black vote. The number one problem in the black community, as Owens told Congress, is a lack of fathers in the home.

--from the foreword by Larry Elder

#currentlyreading #race #America

TheBookHippie https://www.chicagoreporter.com/breaking-myths-about-black-fatherhood-this-fathe... the majority of black fathers actually live with their children (2.5 million versus 1.7 million who don‘t). Furthermore, whether living in the same home or not, black fathers are the most involved of all primary recorded race and ethnic groups. 2y
Reggie It took me a couple of days to come up with the words I wanted to say but that‘s what books are good for and the tagged book gave me the ones I wanted to say- just for some context a young Black woman is one of 8 Black youths at a Christian retreat in Iowa with 100‘s of other white children. The 8 Black youths get excited because they see a Black speaker and then this is the excerpt-“Here are some of the points he made about Black People.👇🏼 2y
Reggie ‘These people will try to rob you. They‘ll try to kill you. They‘re a drain on the economy. He talks about every last stereotype. ...,,At the end of his speech, we are embarrassed and ashamed of this man. But we also see why he is so popular. We look around at the people we came here with. They look like they‘ve just heard the juiciest secret of their whole lives. White people ate this shit up! It confirmed all of their deepest, darkest, most 👇🏼 2y
Reggie racist beliefs. Suddenly they were justified in treating people like crap.” If you want to try a different point of view I‘d be happy to send this book to you Readage. @TheBookHippie thanks for also commenting. 2y
TheBookHippie @Reggie I could write a book in response -however the most infuriating thing was this, of all the post. It‘s simply untrue, and harmful. Racist at it meanest. On we fight my bibliophile friend. 2y
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What have blacks gotten for their loyalty to the Democrat party? Democrats preach and teach blacks to think and act like perpetual victims, eternally plagued by "institutional" or "structural" or "systemic" racism, never mind overwhelming evidence to the contrary. After all, this is a country that, in 2008, elected a black man for president, and in 2012, despite a tepid economy, reelected him.

--from the foreword by Larry Elder

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Reparations are the extraction of money from people who were never slave owners to be given to people who were never slaves. It is revenge for something that was done to ancestors at the expense of people who had nothing to do with it.

-- from the foreword by Larry Elder

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#currentlyreading #history #America #socialscience #politics #government #society #socialissues #race

BayouGirl85 I have wanted to read this on for a while. I may need to check my local library. 2y
bibliobliss @BayouGirl85 Yes, I just finished the foreword. I think I'm in for a treat! 2y
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Incandescent. Bright. Most of all, Owens is courageous. These are just some of the adjectives that describe this young, charismatic female who happens to be black and who happens to challenge the notion that blacks should retain their near-monolithic support for the Democrat party.

-- from the foreword by Larry Elder

#currentlyreading #politics #history #America #race #government #socialscience #society #socialissues

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Candace Owens makes her case for why black America needs to stop its support for the Democrat Party and its policies. While she directs her voice to the black community, I think it's good advice for all Americans. She tackles issues such as family, feminism, education, the media, and faith. She has researched each of these topics and provides statistics and references to support her opinions.

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🎧 I listened to Rage so now this one as I want to stay open minded. The author covers a wide variety of topics & uses logic, science, statistics, public records & personal stories to make her points. A lot of her stats are new to me. It‘s well written & makes for a rather thought provoking read if a little one-sided BUT to be fair she never says she‘s blanketing all topics/sides. Good for what it is. The introduction was interesting too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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