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!
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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 thats 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, Dont you dare use our brown skin to co-opt the Black experience in America as far as their contributions to our nations development & culture. Just because we arent white doesnt mean we are to cling to Black Americas *unique* history!
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AOC is seriously confused. On all official documents, whites and Latinos are grouped together.