Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez goes full on ‘racist Hillary’ with accent for black audience

Socialist New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made patronizing and racist remarks on Friday when she used an accent to tell an audience of predominately black people that there is nothing wrong with them serving other people in low skilled jobs for their careers.

“This is what organizing looks like, this is what building power looks like, this is what changing the country looks like,” Ocasio-Cortez said, using a southern accent while speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City.

“I’m proud to be a bartender, ain’t nothin wrong with that,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “There’s nothing wrong with working retail, folding clothes for other people to buy. There is nothing wrong with preparing the food that your neighbors will eat. There is nothing wrong with driving the buses that take your family to work.”

The popular New York rep was quickly accused of racism, some claiming that her accent was similar to Hillary Clinton’s when she would speak to black people — which was widely condemned as racist.

Here are some comments on social media:

“This embarrassment of a woman @AOC really got up there and did that raggedy accent in front of all those black people,” One Twitter user posted. “PSA: Not all black people are improper. Not all black people fold clothes and drive buses.”

“She trying too hard. The accent is so obvious ‘Ain’t nun wrong with dat’ Every African-American does not talk in this way. I guess you’re trying to ‘win the black vote.’ This ain’t it, @AOC” – @Jamarcus_Dove

Fox News’ Lawrence Jones III said Ocasio-Cortez was “Hillary 2.0.”

The Blaze’s Jason Howerton: “.@AOC is literally me in middle school trying to talk with an accent in a shameless attempt to earn approval of the cool black guys.”

Adelle Malka Nazarian: “The Justice Democrats have trained her well. Except, is it just me or do most people today consider it racist to mimick the accent of a certain community when you’re not technically “self-identifying” as part of that community?? #AskingForAFriend”

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