AOC Says COVID-19 Deaths Are ‘Spiking In Black + Brown Communities’ Due To ‘Racism’, Instantly Gets Blasted

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter on Friday, saying that the COVID-19 deaths are “spiking in black + brown communities” due to “racism”.

She also suggested that the federal government’s Coronavirus response be “drafted with a lens of reparations.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter: “COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities.”

“Why?” she asked. “Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions. Inequality is a comorbidity.”

“COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations,” Ocasio-Cortez suggested.

Ibram X. Kendi, a “Director of Antiracist Research” at American University shares AOC concerns but noted in a recent article in The Atlantic that the data just don’t exist (yet), reported Bongino. Continued Below

(Related: After Calling It Racist For Not Patroning Asian Restaurants, AOC Urges Public To Stop Crowding Restaurants, Bars, Ect.)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s information site does not offer racial data. Neither does the Johns Hopkins University database used by CNN, The New York Times’ count, nor the COVID Tracking Project. Few states, municipalities, or private labs are releasing their data by race, as reported by The Atlantic.

But no conservative, centrist, or progressive can say for sure whether race or class or even their intersection is the salient divider during the pandemic. We have data on neither the class nor the race of victims, let alone the intersectional data that would allow us to assess, say, whether poor Asian women are dying at higher or lower rates than poor white women; or whether white elites and Latino elites are being infected at similar or dissimilar rates. We just don’t know, reported The Atlantic. Continued Below

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s official tweet:

Upon reading AOC’s tweet, Twitter users blasted the New York congresswoman. We leave you with a few highly engaged responses:

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