Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Mar. 06, 2019 1 min read

If we’re so concerned about implied tropes, why aren’t we concerned about this one?

Where was the concern last week when 26 Dems voted for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than US born citizens?

The entire PREMISE of a wall is not based in fact.

It’s based in a racist + non-evidence based trope that immigrants are dangerous.

Yet some Dems are willing to “compromise” & spend BILLIONS on a trope because we’ve accepted some kinds of racism as realpolitik in America.

None of this is “whataboutism.” Racism and bigotry of all forms is inextricably linked.

When you don’t address them as a system and attempt to pick them apart as though they are distinct and separable issues, eventually the thing that gets advanced is white supremacy + classism.

You can follow @AOC.


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