Trump supporter Candace Owens has started something she calls Blexit which stands for Black exit from the Democrat party. It is a movement and a website.
African-Americans haven’t voted in great numbers for a Republican presidential candidate since 1960 but Owens hopes to change that with her movement of Black conservatives. However, she will need to clean up her historical act if she is going to succeed. As Princeton historian Kevin Kruse pointed out today on Twitter, the first three historical claims on her website aren’t accurate.
You don’t know what you’re talking about here on your site: https://t.co/imNN7GeKoH
Every one of these is pretty much a lie. pic.twitter.com/LYY44oJz8d
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 29, 2018
If you click the tweet, you will get to a thread which debunks the claims made by Owens. A little later in the thread actress Stacey Dash challenges Kruse with a altered photo of Margaret Sanger at a KKK rally.
Believe propaganda or what my eyes can see. Nice try though. pic.twitter.com/VKnFLx52c1
— Stacey Dash (@staceydash) October 31, 2018
Kruse then demonstrated that the photo was fake.
I showed the Sanger quote was a lie.
So you moved on to a bad photoshop.
Here’s the original photo of Sanger they used. And the photo of a Klan rally they added her image to.
This isn’t hard. I did this with a Google search on my phone. pic.twitter.com/GEZGUaOIEQ
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 31, 2018
Although Dash seemed to offer some respect to Kruse’s efforts, the fake information is still up at Blexit.
On the Blexit website, I did not see any citations or sources for information. Some of claims appear to have originated with David Barton and/or Dinesh D’Souza. Some appear to be deliberate misinformation. It is an insult to the intelligence of the audience OWens and others are trying to reach to put up so much faulty material.
I am thankful that Kevin Kruse is so “informative” to quote Ms. Dash. If only she and others would go a little further and question the rest of the material.