Former Oakland Raider Burgess Owens rocked a House subcommittee hearing and left congressional Democrats speechless Wednesday when he dropped some truth bombs about the history of racism in America, telling left-wing lawmakers during a hearing on reparations for slavery that their party should be the ones to pay any “restitution” to black Americans for the “misery that that party brought to my race.”
“I used to be a Democrat - until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race,” Owens told Congress.
“I do not believe in reparations. Because what reparation does is it points to a certain race, a certain color, and it points to them as evil. And it points the other race – my race – as one that has not only become racist, but also beggars."
“I do believe in restitution,” he continued. “So let’s point to the party that was part of slavery – the KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40 percent of our black babies, 20 million of them. In the state of California, 75 percent of our black boys cannot pass standard reading and writing tests – a Democratic state.”
“So yes, let’s pay restitution. How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race?" he said. "And those, after we learn our history, who decide to stay there, they should pay also. They’re complicit. And every white American, Republican or Democrat, who feels guilty because of your white skin, you should need to pony up also. That way we can get past this reparation and recognize that this country has given us greatness.”