Candace Owens Slams Affirmative Action On 'Dr. Phil' Show

 April 1, 2023

Daily Wire host Candace Owens took to the air on the Dr. Phil show to blast affirmative action policies as "harmful" and degrading.

Owens appeared on the Dr. Phil show alongside two professors who were defending the controversial policies.

She didn't hold back but took the opportunity to turn the traditional narrative — that affirmative action helps minorities — on its head.

Owens said affirmative action policies amount to nothing more than a "burden of responsibility" for the left.

She added that when you artificially place a black American into a school in which they do not belong based on their knowledge, it doesn’t mean that they go on to get A’s."

"In fact, there was a black adjunct professor, you guys have definitely heard of him, Dr. Thomas Sowell, who was teaching at Cornell University, and he found that the majority of the black American students that were there were on academic probation," she added.

"Owens went on to explain that, while these students were some of the smartest in the nation, they found themselves on academic probation because they were artificially placed in positions they hadn’t been required to earn. The tangible results of affirmative action, she said, were often not successful minorities but politicians or administrators who claimed victory for policies that only made people 'feel good,'" Daily Wire reported.

Owens went on to say that affirmative action advocates often harm to the same people the policies allege to help.

In the end "you either know the answers or you don’t," Owens said.