Former BLM activist explains how stumbling across Candace Owens changed his life

Xaviaer DuRousseau, a former Black Lives Matter activist who now sees himself as a conservative spoke about how he escaped the cult that is leftism in a recent segment of Tim Pool’s podcast.

Describing critical race theory as “critically looking for racism in everything,” DuRousseau said that young black people are taught to look at their differences with others rather than what they have in common.

“We’re told to basically hate our neighbor, hate the person next to us if they’re not the same color as us. I don’t understand how anybody can feel that that is productive to put into the minds of kids,” he said.

Pool noted that DuRousseau was a Black Lives Matter activist who was cast in a reality show to teach people how to join the movement and eventually “debunked” himself.

“So basically, it was in 2020, I was in the process for the show already when everything happened with George Floyd. And then after that, they started wanting even more footage of just the things that I was working on being a BLM activist,” DuRousseau said.

“I found a Candace Owens video, actually on accident. I was so mad at what she said because she said only in the black community do we take our lowest common denominator and make that the forefront of our community,” he explained. “I was so enraged by that because I thought about it and I’m like, ‘She’s pretty much right.'”

“So I started listing out like different Prager U videos I found because she was working heavily with Prager U at the time,” DuRousseau continued. “Just one by one, I’m watching these five-minute videos on or I’m watching Candace Owens videos and I just realized, ‘Wow. I’ve been lied to about everything. My entire perspective growing up black and feeling like I had to root my identity in my blackness was really just a sham. And it was taught to me for strategic purposes.”

Later in the podcast, DuRousseau cited Owens to talk about “escaping the Democratic Plantation.”

“The black community has a tendency to put each other in a box and if the second you step out of that box or, as Candace Owen says, escaping the Democratic Plantation it’s a huge issue,” he explained. “Just as far as the music you’re allowed to like, the clothes you’re supposed to wear, the culture, the way you talk, the way that if you speak too eloquently you’re insulted in a lot of areas in the black community.”

DuRousseau recounted how he was bullied by his own family because he wanted to take an FFA (Future Farmers of America) class in school, being told that he can’t be in that class because he is black.

“Black people tend to put the shackles on our own feet and I keep telling people within the community and outside the community that you have to stop allowing yourself to be forced into a category,” he said. “You have to be able to look at the bigger picture of the world and just identify who you actually are rather than be told who you are because of your skin color.

He also had an interesting take on leftism, in general.

“You can’t convince me that the left is not a death cult because everything that they stand for both legislatively and ideologically just relates to the demise of society,” DuRousseau suggested. “Whether it’s obesity, whether it’s how hard they push for abortion, whether it’s allowing all these crimes and murders to happen in the cities.”

The full podcast can be seen here:

Social media users were impressed with DuRousseau’s rational thought process and his inspirational evolution as a human being. Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:


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