Candace Owens, a black woman, tells how she went from living with her parents and three siblings in a run-down, roach-infested, three-bedroom apartment to being a successful author and advocate for conservatism. She gives much of the credit for this success to her grandfather, who grew up working as a child on a sharecropping farm in the Jim Crow, Ku Klux Klan South and went on to a middle-class life in Stamford, Connecticut.
Owens is very clear about the purpose of her book. As she writes in the introduction: “I will detail just why I believe the Democrat Party’s policies have led to the erosion of the black community by fostering a persistent victim mentality. I will explain how a radicalized push for feminism is both emasculating and criminalizing men who are needed to lead strong families, and I will reveal the fallacy of socialism, in its inherent argument for the very same government that crippled black America in the first place. Lastly, I will expose the inefficiency of the left-leaning public education system and tackle the media’s role in the collective brainwashing of our youth.”