During a recent appearance, progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained why she embraced being called a radical and is no offended by it.
“If you are radical, it means that you get to the root of problems” AOC says “which is why I’ve never been offended and I embrace that term.”
Speaking on police accountability, AOC said that we need radical systemic solutions to issues of police brutality and societal inequity, and called for deep structural changes.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 7, 2020
Ironically, while not offended by the term “radical” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took offense to White House Press Secretary referring to her as a “Biden adviser.”
.@PressSec wouldn’t be the first person to mistake a women of color for having a lower position or title than she does, but Kayleigh – in case you haven’t picked up a newspaper in two years, I’m a Congresswoman
The @PressSec comment is steeped in a long, hurtful, & horrendous history of stripping women of color of titles and diminishing them to “the help.”
Perhaps she isn’t aware that what she did is mired in racist history. If that is the case, I look forward to her apology tomorrow.
Several Twitter users pointed out that Kayleigh McEnany did in fact also refer to AOC a “congresswoman” in the same sentence she called her a “Biden advisor.”