Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed why she feels it would be immoral for her to identify as a black woman despite the fact that she has African ancestry in an interview with MSNBC.
The powerful political figure was discussing Elizabeth Warren‘s claim that she is of Native American descent and how said claim may have hurt her chances of winning the Presidential election in 2020.
Cortez’ thoughts and feelings on all that and a wide range of issues below…
And i agree with her. I am 11% Irish but I'm not running around doing jigs and claiming that ancestry as my identity. The 1 drop rule was imposed by white supremacists– we should abandon that primative thinking.
— Lisa Taylor (@MsLisaTee) February 13, 2019
The Puerto Rican public figure’s comments inspired a debate on race and identity on social media.
This is correct. She is correct. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong. Just like most African-Americans have some European ancestry but we are not white.
— Miss Ware (@TheMissWare) February 13, 2019
— Shawnny (@ShantelBelle) February 13, 2019
It’s strategic and smart. Why would she consider herself black, when she hasn’t lived the experiences of a black person?
— CremeDeLaFemme (@CU_BeyondHair) February 13, 2019