Source: Daily Mail
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats’ so-called ‘woke problem’ was ‘made up’ to try and push the left away from fighting for racial injustice and election reform, which she claims could help them win.
‘One dangerous aspect of thinking there’s a ‘woke problem’ is that Dem chances for re-election or majorities in House, Senate, & WH rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights,’ the New York representative tweeted Sunday evening.
She added: ‘Dems distancing from racial justice makes protection of voting rights less likely, ensuring losses.’
Republicans and establishment Democrats claimed that the party’s embracing a more progressive agenda and going ‘woke’ contributed to the wave of defeats in last Tuesday’s election.
But AOC, to which the lawmaker is more often referred, says that the term ‘woke’ is a way for the GOP to launch attacks and deflect from civil rights advancements – such as the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools that became a central issue to the Virginia gubernatorial election.
‘Woke’ is a term pundits are now using as a derogatory euphemism for civil rights & justice,’ Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
‘Making up a ‘woke’ problem results in putting civil & voting rights on the backburner,’ she continued. ‘In a year state legislatures are planning out GOP majorities & voter suppression, that’s dangerous.’
‘People think Fox News is just about indoctrinating right-wingers, but it’s also about conditioning Dems on what to run away from,’ the three-part Twitter thread read.