Article by Bryan Howard
April 8, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under hot water for her racist voice change to sound like a stereotype black voice. Ocasio-Cortez has created an excuse which failed to why she used that voice, so now she created her new excuse for the racist voice.
Ocasio-Cortez’s first excuse that failed was,
“As much as the right wants to distort & deflect, I am from the Bronx. I act & talk like it, *especially* when I’m fired up and especially when I’m home.”
“It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me, yet somehow asserted as false at the same time.”
After video evidence proved she never talked like this during any of those speeches she quickly changed her excuse.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Next time you‘re told straight hair is ‘unprofessional’ & that speaking like your parents do is ‘uneducated,’ then you can complain about code-switching,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Code switching is a tool communities learn when they’re told their voice, appearance, & mannerisms are ‘unprofessional.'”
Ocasio-Cortez continued, “We see the perceived ‘costs’ to not code-switching all the time. Can’t tell you how many young people in our community don’t have the confidence they should bc they didn’t grow up learning secondary speech,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “Their talents get stifled by ‘respectability,’ despite enormous gifts.”
“The good news is that we can improve this easily w/ honest reflection,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “For ex, are certain hairstyles discouraged in your workplace? Why? Can you think of someone who didn’t advance bc of how they spoke? Why? Examine what’s deemed ‘unprofessional’ around you & adapt it to 2019.”
The only thing most of us question is how drunk is Ocasio-Cortez when she tweets this nonsense out in the public eye.