Burgess Owens for The Hill: The Black Community's 9/11 and Pearl Harbor
By: Burgess OwensSeptember 19, 2018
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This article originally appeared on The Hill. Read the full column here.

No one would have predicted the social media furor resulting from a remark I made to Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Network the day before we commemorated the lives and innocence lost on 9/11. Asked to comment on the continued kneeling in the NFL, I referenced Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike ad, pointing out the irony of a Marxist making millions to continue a narrative that undermines America.

The attack by the radical left on our American culture and communities, I said, “is like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor … and we need to understand who they are.” Within minutes the Twittersphere erupted, vile comments and threats began rolling in; even seemingly respectable commentators and virtue signalers began excoriating the comparison. Read the full column here.

This article originally appeared on The Hill. Read the full column here.
 
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