On Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America podcast this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said President Trump’s supporters don’t recognize their own racism because we’re not talking enough about it.
“We need to talk about racism, its contours, its histories, where it manifests, how it’s used…” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So Trump relied on a coalition, and a core part of that coalition were racists building a coalition with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views—if they were blanketed and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing.
“So there are a lot of people that support Trump that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism. And because we do not do that we get caught in this debate of, ‘is something racist.’ Then people use their defensiveness, and they say, ‘Well, it’s not racist because I’m not racist…’”
This is how the Democrats want to heal our racial divide: by lecturing Republicans about their racism.