Candace Owens blasts American Booksellers Association’s ‘unspeakable, explicit racism’

ABA's CEO Allison Hill had apologized for accidently promoting Candace Owen's book, calling it a 'terrible mistake' with 'racist implications'


                            Candace Owens blasts American Booksellers Association’s ‘unspeakable, explicit racism’
Candace Owens is seen on the set of 'Candace' on May 17, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Conservative commentator Candace Owens is not going to sit back and take the criticism against her book, it seems. She is now hitting back at American Booksellers Association CEO Allison Hill for reportedly suggesting that her book 'Blackout: How Black America Can Make its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation' is racist.

As per a report in The Daily Wire, Owens clapped back at Hill who had sent out an email criticising her book. Owens claimed that the statement was racist and in a fiery tweet, is now seeking an apology from both Hill and ABA.

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As per the publication, in July, the ABA accidentally promoted Owens' book confusing it for another one of a similar name. They then issued a clarification. "In July, the organization mistook a social-justice-themed teen romance titled 'Blackout,' for Candace Owens' best-selling book ... sending out a cover image of Owens' book to approximately 750 stores" the outlet reported. Apparently, after shop owners railed against the ABA and Hill for promoting the book, Hill issued an apology for what she referred to as a "serious, violent incident" in early August.

"It was a terrible mistake with terrible racist implications," Hill said at the time in her letter to the bookstores. "However, based on our investigation and the demonstrated diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitment of these individuals, we have no reason to believe that the action was malicious in intention. The employees are very apologetic and very committed to vigilance going forward. They have been held accountable and have agreed to training, both on procedures as well as on DEI, and we have added layers of checks and balances to this process."

On Wednesday, in response to Hill's statement, Owens took to Twitter and demanded a public apology from the association and its CEO. She wrote, "I am calling for a public apology from @ABAbook and Allison Hill. It is an act of unspeakable, explicit racism for a white woman to send around an e-mail slandering and denigrating an autobiographical book from a black woman who came from nothing. We cannot accept this racism."

"For those of you that don't know, the CEO of American Bookseller's Association (@ABAbook) recently sent around an email, apologizing for promoting my book and labeling my book as racist. This is the CEO, Allison Hill, who sees no irony in calling a black woman racist."



 

On social media, Owens and the situation has become a joke for people. "Candace told us there is no racism in the United States though. Was she lying then, or is she lying now," one wrote. Along similar lines another wrote, "When Qandace can make money off of it: It's racism! When racists give Qandace money: It's not racism. The more things change, the more things stay the same."



 



 

Another user wrote, "My wife just asked me to explain the existence of Candace Owens and why she is the way she is, and all I had was, "It's a good grift.""



 

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