Article by Bryan Howard
March 2, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an extremely offensive racist tweet about black people being tokens for Republicans. This was in response to Democrat Congresswoman calling Republican Mark Meadows racist for bringing a black woman in the hearing who worked for President Trump in an attempt to prove Trump isn’t racist.
Rashida Tlaib stated to Meadows, “Just because someone has a person of color, a black person, working for them does not mean they aren’t racist and … the fact someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee is alone racist in itself.”
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Total bravery from @RashidaTlaib as she reminds the nation that tokenism *is* racism.”
Calling a black woman for being a token black person is as racist a statement one can say. Ocasio-Cortez is claiming black people are not capable of having independent thought and supporting who ever they want.