Burgess Owens Takes Democrats To Task For Undoing What Black Americans Did For Themselves

The Daily Caller | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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Football legend Burgess Owens took Congress by storm last week when he argued, during a Congressional hearing on reparations for slavery, that the Democratic Party owed “restitution” to black Americans.

Owens, who is himself the descendant of slaves, said that he did not believe in reparations because they would only divide the nation further. “It points to a certain race, a certain color, and points them as evil and points the other race, my race, as one that not only becomes racist, but also beggars,” he explained.

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The former Oakland Raider spoke with the Daily Caller Monday about the concept of restitution and why he believes that it’s the Democrats who should be making amends to the black community. Democrats, Owens argued, have actively worked to “take away the foundation of what made us a competitive race.”

“We were the most competitive minority in the country,” Owens explained. “We led the country in many indicators. Education. Entrepreneurship. But socialist messaging destroyed all that. It destroyed the role of the father in the family, destroyed the love of mothers for their children, destroyed the foundation of what makes society grow: the family unit.”

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The push to make abortions more readily available was also a direct attack on the black community, Owens argued. “The narrative of the left is based on destroying for black Americans life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Planned Parenthood is a part of that, it has targeted the black community. It was started by a racist who called us ‘weeds.'”

“Over 80% of clinics are in black communities. Cities run by Democrats are killing fields. In California, 75% couldn’t meet reading and writing standards as of 2017. [Democrats] get rid of us systematically and then come to us like they’re our saviors,” he continued.

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But in addition to calling out the problem, Owens...
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