Ava Duvernay Uses Clips From ’13th’ to Explain the Southern Strategy to Black Conservative

By Tiarra Mukherjee Apr 10, 2019

On Tuesday (April 9), the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing called “Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism.” During it, Black conservative Candace Owens called the Republican party’s Southern Strategy—which used White supremacy as a campaign tool—“a myth that never happened.”

Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay promptly took to Twitter to refute the statement, as reported by Shadow and Act. DuVernay called the remarks “White nationalist conservative garbage,” and posted clips from her 2016 documentary “13th” to back up her point:

rntDuVernay went on to say that not only did the strategy exist, but that Owens’ speech was a clear indictor that it was successful.