Conservative political commentator Candace Owens on Friday, June 5, revealed a chart showing a link between the  movement Black Lives Matter with election years, saying that “white liberals” only care about black lives when it comes to election time. 

“This chart reveals how much the topic ‘black lives matter’ receives airtime in the media every year,” Owens tweeted with a graph of the search traffic over the last five years.

“You will see it peaked in 2016 and it is now peaking again in 2020. How are black people still falling for this election time narrative?” she asked.

This past week Owens also made an explosive video explaining why she does “not support George Floyd and the media depiction of him as a martyr for black America” while she strongly condemns the former police officer Derek Chauvin who had placed his knee onto Floyd’s neck for several minutes, reported the Daily Wire.

Highlighting Floyd’s criminal record, Owens said in the video, “For whatever reason it has become fashionable over the last five or six years for us to turn criminals into heroes overnight, and it is something that I find to be despicable and there’s something that I refuse to stand by any longer and I am not going to play a part in it—no matter how much pressure comes from black liberals and black conservatives as some token of people wanting you to believe that this is the only way you can be black.”

In November 2015, Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old African American, was shot and killed by Minneapolis police during a scuffle. The shooting sparked weeks of protests in Minneapolis led by the Black Lives Matter movement and other local groups.

In July 2016, the deaths of Philando Castile, and Alton Sterling, two black men who were shot and killed by police in Minnesota and Louisiana respectively, drew widespread protests across the country. 

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