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Title: AOC Faces Twitter Backlash After Claiming ‘Latinos Are Black’
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Published: Jun 23, 2020
Author: Evita Duffy
Post Date: 2020-08-09 09:17:16 by BTP Holdings
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AOC Faces Twitter Backlash After Claiming ‘Latinos Are Black’

JUNE 23, 2020 By Evita Duffy

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exclaimed in a recent interview, “I always say Latinos are black!” ? ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E127514933688475 6483%7Ctwgr%5E& F23%2Faoc-faces-twitter-backlash-after-claiming-latinos-are- black%2F

She continued, “We run an entire racial spectrum so we have to have conversations around ‘colorism,’ and we have to have conversations around the African and indigenous roots from which we come and how that’s reflected in systems of power, wealth inequality, and frankly, our political system.” AOC, however, did not expand on how, ‘wealth inequality’ and ‘the system’, reflect ‘colorism.'”

One Hispanic-American Twitter user found her statement offensive, writing, “Don’t you dare use our brown skin to co-opt the Black experience in America as far as their contributions to our nation’s development & culture. Just because we aren’t white doesn’t mean we are to cling to Black America’s *unique* history!”

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Poster Comment:

AOC is seriously confused. On all official documents, whites and Latinos are grouped together.

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