Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Had Her ID Checked. Then Her World Came Crumbling Down.
You, the person reading this story right now, are up on the news. You're "in the know" as it were. But not everyone is a news junkie. Some people have forgone Twitter for a life filled with so much more than hashtags. As such, these people may not know the bug-eyed face of socialism's newest supermodel, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She was asked for ID (because security in Washington DC is kind of a big deal), and has turned this ID check into an anthem for WOMEN OF COLOR:
- Dem Spouse + Member luncheon were at the same time today. I was sent to spouse event. - Last night I was stopped… https://t.co/wGir2mBt9J— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1542255619.0
Unless the person stoping Alexandria specifically said "you look like an intern/staffer" then it sounds like Alexandria is assigning a sexist motive. Here's another theory:
There are more interns/staffers than there are congressmen and congresswomen. Most of those interns/staffers are young. Alexandria Nina Pinta Santa Maria Cortez is a young woman, not even thirty-years-old. Ergo, going by the numbers, it's a safer bet if you're not obsessed with Twitter, to assume Nina Pinta is an intern/staffer.
There's an easy fix for this: "Oh no, I'm actually not a staffer. I'm newly elected Congresswoman Cortez from New York. I'm actually one of the youngest people ever elected, so I can totally understand the confusion. Can you please direct me to the member luncheon?"
It's called polite diplomacy, a necessary skill for politicians/human beings. Because a man who's not yet thirty, white, black or green, would likely be assumed to be an intern/staffer.
Does racism/sexism exist? Of course. Was this an example of it? Probably not. Sounds like a case of "You're young, new, and kind of an entitled brat." Read also Alexandria Cortez Can't Afford a DC Apartment. Wants an 'Electoral' Fix?
Get over yourself, Cortez.