Former NFL player Burgess Owens said on Monday that he believes the Black Lives Matter organization is filled with cowards.
Owens recently spoke at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, but was shouted down by protesters who called him an “Uncle Tom” and insisted that he doesn’t understand racism. During an interview with Fox Business Network, Owens denounced the students who protested him and the organizations backing them.
“I’ll say this, what…Black Lives Matter, the Deep State, the college professors, all have in common with the KKK is that, at the end of the day, you take away the white privilege, you take off the white hoods and the black masks, and you have nothing but bullies and cowards,” Owens asserted.
Owens explained that in order to save the “heart and soul” of America, colleges must commit to securing free speech so that students can learn new ideas.
“Let’s sit back and look at our colleges. We should care more about our country than our alma mater. If our alma maters are at a point turning to be socialist and Marxist…we need to stop supporting them,” he concluded.