This week the National Action Network, an Al Sharpton event, was held. Almost every Democrat contender running for President in 2020 attended, and spoke.
Representative Alexander Ocasio-Cortez was no exception.
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Cortez took the floor and stirred up the attendees by resorting to “blackspeech” as she addressed the crowd.
Just like Hillary Clinton did in Alabama as she used the words of the late Rev. James Cleveland, Cortez put on a stellar Black slow accent as she spoke.
It would seem like her address would have been offensive to those hearing it as she spoke down to the mostly Black crowd, and told them that it was okay to do menial and ordinary jobs.
That in itself should have been enough to draw criticism because she made it sound as though Blacks should not seek to achieve anything better.
Even though she referred to herself as having progressed from the job of Bartender to now making history as the youngest elected U.S. Representative in Washington DC.
Throughout her slow carefully crafted “blackspeech” she instead drew applause and smiles from those who heard her.
I wonder how the attendees would have responded if she had also used blackface to illustrate her point.
Could this be the new Democrat strategy to avoid a charge of racism from the Black community?
Let’s start our stopwatches and wait and see.