Who is Julia Savile? Virginia student who chose ‘racist’ Candace Owens as 'Black trailblazer' slammed in email

'Candace Owens is not someone we should be recognizing today especially during Black History Month when she has done absolutely nothing for the black community,' the email read


                            Who is Julia Savile? Virginia student who chose ‘racist’ Candace Owens as 'Black trailblazer' slammed in email
Candace Owens was slammed by one of the students after she was the topic of her classmate's presentation (Getty Images)

For Julia Saville, a junior at St Margaret’s High School in Tappahannock, Virginia, it was a Black History Month presentation that went awry. Picking Candace Owens as her 'Black Trailblaze' saw her being labeled a "racist." To set the context, Saville was attacked for choosing Owens, an American conservative author, political commentator, and activist for her presentation at school. She was shot down in a harsh email by a fellow classmate who ensured the mail was circulated school-wide.

According to The Daily Wire, the Virginia school student woke up to an email on the day of the presentation where she was condemned for choosing Owens. It was also sent out to all the students and staff at the school leading to a major blow-up.

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Who is Julia Saville?

Saville is a high-school student from St Margaret's that comprises roughly 107 students in the 8th-12th grades, according to the site. It also described her as the "chapter leader for Turning Point USA and joined her school’s Black Student Union to diversify her understanding of cultural issues, particularly in light of the Black Lives Matter movement." She was scheduled to present her topic on February 17.

"I know that they have a different perspective on things,” Saville told The Daily Wire. “I just wanted to get their perspective and [understand] their experiences on campus." She has opted to leave the school after the incident that was blown out of proportion. Saville's parents expressed their disappointment. "Nothing is being done at all to correct the situation,” Mr. Saville said.

“[This incident] was the icing on the cake … I just decided it wasn’t best for me to be there anymore and be surrounded by people like that,” Saville said. “I didn’t feel threatened, but it’s definitely uncomfortable when you know that [my peers] all feel a certain way about me and don’t like me simply because of my political views.” 



 

The email slammed Owens as somebody who did nothing for the Black community. “I’d like to address some falsified information here… Candace Owens is not someone we should be recognizing today especially during Black History Month when she has done absolutely nothing for the black community … [Owens] was called a racist because she was,” the contents of the email read.

"Candace Owens openly tried to degrade the struggles of the black community by telling the general public that America is not a racist country and that everyone who believes that it is is trying to divide America." Attached was a tweet from Owens where she had stated she wasn't ashamed of supporting former POTUS Donald Trump.

"Just a quick tweet to remind all of you leftists that I have zero shame about having supported [Donald Trump] for the last four years and I stand unapologetically with every patriot in this country,” Owens tweeted. “Your smears have and will continue to inspire me. I will never be silenced."

As part of the project, Saville had also chosen three other black Americans to present on including a neurosurgeon, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Harriet Tubman.

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