AOC: "Latinos are black ... We have to have conversations around 'colorism'"

by Peter Heck · Jun 23rd, 2020 11:11 am
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Last Updated Sep 30th, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) turned heads in a recent interview about race in America after she said that "Latinos are black."

"I always say Latinos are black…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," Ocasio-Cortez said.

The remarks were met with significant pushback on social media.


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