Owens took offence to being called a member of the alt-right, and insisted she's a 'free thinker'.
As a result of West’s seeming patronage, clips of Owens have gotten a new lease for life. She once told students at UCLA that there is an “ideological civil war” happening in the black community.
[Between] black people that are focused on their past and shouting about slavery and black people that are focused on their futures.
What you can see happening is victim mentality versus victor mentality.
Victim mentality is not cool. I don’t know why people like being oppressed. It’s the weirdest thing I have ever heard. ‘I love oppression, we’re oppressed, 400 years of slavery, Jim Crow’ – which by the way none of you have lived through, your grandparents did – and it’s embarrassing that you utilise their history. You’re not living through anything right now. You’re overly privileged Americans.