"When poc enter elite spaces, they make those w unearned advantages conscious of how they’ve been favored....They can recognize that others might also succeed given right circumstances, or defend inequities...attacking the new entrant as a charlatan"
I feel like I wanted to highlight almost every sentence in this piece by but I'll make do with this 🎯: "When people of color enter elite spaces, they make those with unearned advantages conscious of how they’ve been favored by the system."
The freakout over the new Dems in Congress is a more extreme version of what happens whenever people of color (especially women) enter elite spaces they were meant to be excluded from
"More than simply a leftist to be opposed, Ocasio-Cortez has joined Obama as the focus of the very same fear and anger that elected Trump in the first place," argues
I wrote about the obsession with discrediting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' biography and why it seems so familiar
Excellent article.
"The focus on undeserving minorities receiving unearned benefits at white expense is not an incidental element of modern Republican politics; it is crucial to the GOP’s electoral strategy." -
Must. Read. "More than simply a leftist to be opposed, Ocasio-Cortez has joined Obama as the focus of the very same fear and anger that elected Trump in the first place," argues
"when ppl of color succeed despite the limits placed on them, & use their newfound status to indict the system for holding others back, they are held up as proof that the limits do not exist, they are denounced as ingrates, or they are pilloried as frauds"
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Conservative Obsession. Great piece, ⁦