April 5, 2020
COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities.
Why? 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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 3, 2020
With people of color, it’s always about people of color — because unlike whites, they put their own group interests first.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants black and brown communities to get coronavirus reparations, because a history of inequality has left them at higher risk of suffering from the deadly virus.
Her comments came after a stark New York City map showed that there are higher numbers of cases of coronavirus in poorer New York neighborhoods than in wealthier zip codes.
In overcrowded areas like the South Bronx and Harlem, residents are still commuting to work, while in places such as Greenwich Village they can afford the luxury of working from home.
‘COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,’ Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday morning.
She added: ‘Why? 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.’
Environmental racism may sound silly but it’s actually a very real and very observable fact.
The environment behaves differently towards people of color because it hates the color of their skin.
Here are a few examples of environmental racism:
Now take a look at how the environment treats white people:
We need to teach the environment not to discriminate.
The Democratic socialist has also criticized responses to coronavirus by both the federal and city government officials.
When Congress passed its $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, it excluded any specific funds set asides for disadvantaged communities.
‘We’re essentially rewarding and offering preferential treatment to landowners and folks who are more wealthy, and we’re not offering that same kind of relief to renters,’ Ocasio-Cortez told WNYC’s ‘The Brian Lehrer Show’ on Wednesday.
AOC slammed the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for giving mortgage relief to people in the state but not those people rent.
‘We’re kind of creating a class and race issue,’ Ocasio-Cortez said.
There’s plenty of poor white people in America, but she won’t talk about them because she isn’t white.
Whites in America have allowed outsiders to reach positions of authority, and now those outsiders are using America to advance their own agenda.
It may be in the best interests of whites for black and brown communities to get some form of special “coronavirus reparations” though.
Because otherwise, they may let the chimp out.