Former NFL Player Burgess Owens Uses Testimony on Reparations to Highlight the Dem Party’s Racist Past

Former NFL player Burgess Owens called out the Democratic Party for its dark past of suppressing black Americans during his testimony on reparations.

House Democrats held a hearing on HR 40, a bill that would fund a commission to study reparations and deliver policy proposals to Congress about how to repay black Americans for the injustices of slavery and Jim Crow.

While Democrats who sponsor the legislation feel as though reparations are necessary for America to move past its racist history, those who oppose reparations believe that Americans who were not alive during slavery should not have to pay for the sins of their fathers.

Owens is in the latter party. During his testimony, he described the success of black Americans like his grandfather, who escaped slavery to become an entrepreneur. Owens noted that racism is an ideology and highlighted its ties to the Democratic Party.

Watch Owens’ testimony:

“This is not about black and white, rich and poor, blue collar, white collar. We’re fighting for the heart and soul of our nation. We have a very, very special country instilled with the Judeo-Christian values that allowed every single generation to become better than the last. That has not ended. That has not stopped — until now. We’re telling our kids a little bit something different. That they don’t have the opportunity that we had. I’m going to talk about some ideologies. When I talk about them, I’m not talking about people. People change. I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race. So when I talk about these ideologies, ideologies don’t change, people do.”

Owens covered the racism of Karl Marx and other socialists all the way to the struggles of young black men in present-day California. The former NFL safety doesn’t believe pitting white Americans against black Americans through reparations is the answer. He believes reparations do nothing but paint white Americans as “evil” and black Americans as “beggars.”

He said that Democrats who feel “guilty” can feel free to pay for the sins of their party, but he doesn’t want to see Americans divided over race because of reparations:

“Let’s point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40 percent of our black babies, 20 million of them. The state of California, 75 percent of our black boys cannot past standard reading and writing test. A Democratic state. Yeah, let’s pay [reparation]. Let’s pay restitution. How about a Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race, and those — after we learn our history — decide to stay there, they should pay also. They are complicit. And every white American — Republican or Democrat — that feels guilty because of your white skin, you just need to pony up also.”

He claimed that would allow those who feel guilty to “get past” reparations and acknowledge that “this country has given us greatness.”

Owens concluded his testimony by stated that he believes reparations send a message that black Americans cannot get ahead without payment from reparations, a position he could not disagree with more.

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Ron Williams
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Ron Williams

If yo were a slave no problem, If not pound sand. Democratic party has all kept the blacks down when are they going too realise
that?

Denise
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Denise

I totally agree! It sends the wrong message! Quit holding Black Americans back. Tell them they can and should rise up on their own accord! Make sure they get an opportunity for a great academic and technical education. Quit trying to buy their votes! They are not some poor dumb population for Pete’s sake! Quit treating them like they are!!!!!

Gordon Hall
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Gordon Hall

I couldn’t agree more. Society now days is constantly trying to change history. Is paying reparations going to make things better, I think not. I agree that Democrats have done an injustice to the black community, but also everyone should learn their history. Democrats are desperate for votes regardless of how they get them. Why don’t we do what is best for the country as a whole and quit trying to divide everyone

DAN
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DAN

Awesome man. Speaking the truth. God Bless this truth speaking man.

Dan M.
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Dan M.

Read Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Big Lie. Adolf Hitler admired the American Democrats and incorporated many of their ideas and concepts such as the Jim Crow laws into the German Nazi Party. The “one drop rule” as a matter of black identity remains with us today in virtually all race-based and affirmative action programs. Any mixed-race black person in America who identifies as white is immediately categorized as a non-conformist Uncle Tom. We have the Democrats to thank for this. The idea of reparations is flawed to begin with, as many southern blacks owned slaves themselves, as did various AmerIndian… Read more »

Joseph Zdanowicz
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Joseph Zdanowicz

Brillant man. Truthful and honest! A great American!

Jerry h Holloway
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Jerry h Holloway

Thanks a million for somebody that knows the truth.

Dennis Richardson
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Dennis Richardson

Black men and women have already been paid in welfare that was not justified to them in the twentieth century. Twentieth century blacks were not slaves. The wrong people were paid in the twentieth century, the slave owners in the nineteenth century died without paying for their crimes in this life, and the wrong people blacks on welfare received the reparations pay as welfare in the twentieth century. All around IDOLATRY presently reigns supreme and God Almighty’s Will is not done then and is not now being achieved. Legalism is being promoted as the right path to salvation. False Biblical… Read more »

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