Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out NRA, Trump after N.Z. mosque massacre – American Politics
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to criticize the National Rifle Association in the wake of the massacre, earlier today, of 49 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The attacks were carried out by a white supremacist, who live-streamed them to Facebook.
At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.”
But I couldn’t say “imagine.”
Because of Charleston.
What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?pic.twitter.com/2mSw0azDN8
(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)
All of these are terrorist incidents.
We have a responsibility to understand how white supremacy + online radicalization works, because it is impacting our entire society.
She also called for people to learn more about white supremacy, saying, “At first, learning about white supremacy can be confusing or challenging. There’s a lot there, + it can be emotionally hard to realize one may have done or participated in something racist in the past (& still may slip up!). That’s okay. The whole point is learning + improving.
At first, learning about white supremacy can be confusing or challenging.
There’s a lot there, + it can be emotionally hard to realize one may have done or participated in something racist in the past (& still may slip up!).
That’s okay. The whole point is learning + improving.
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