During a recent video chat, Freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voiced her concern that due to coronavirus and “straight up racism” some were choosing not to eat at Asian restaurants.
Honestly it sounds almost so silly to say but there’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism where people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants, they’re not patroning asian restaurants because of just straight up racism around the coronavirus.
Ocasio-Cortez says people are not eating at Chinese and Asian restaurants right now because they are "just straight up" racist about the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/egtpRDEDhO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 11, 2020
Some social media users noticed “patroning” is not actually a word.
Not racist and not a word.
— Karen Coombs (@coombs1109) March 11, 2020
Hi, I’m @RepAOC, super genius.
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) March 11, 2020
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