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If you are cisgender make sure you check your privilege.

Even intersectionality Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledges she has some privilege. And, no, it’s not the privilege of growing up in the largely affluent Westchester county. According to the freshman congresswoman, she inherited “cisgender privilege.”

Speaking on The Intercept podcast this week, Ocasio-Cortez talked in depth about all kinds of privilege in the United States, from white privilege to gender privilege. First, she asserted that woke white people need to go beyond simply acknowledging the racism that pervades all of American society.

“Acknowledging racism is a really big step. It’s a really big step from where we were … It’s nowhere near enough and the solutions are so painful,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to claim that white people have a painful time acknowledging the privilege they inherited because it damages their sense of identity.

“Frankly, I find it — I find the solutions for white communities to be very painful because it’s very painful for a community to understand and have go through this — like, you can be — the idea that you can be poor and benefit from the color of your skin does not compute for a lot of people,” she explained. “And going through that realization is very painful or even just economically for people that were born with silver spoons. It’s very painful to admit that you had advantages.”

Host Ryan Grim used Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s expression of his anger “in front of the whole country” as an example of what happens when white people are confronted with accusations of privilege, even though the man was being accused of sexual assault without evidence while nearly having his life ruined. Ocasio-Cortez agreed that communities have a difficult time acknowledging this privilege.

“If you haven’t had a transition in your life where, you know, you were maybe born poor or born without certain privileges and then especially as you transition into having certain privileges in your life, you actually see and feel and sense and taste and smell all of the differences,” she said. “If you’ve never experienced different treatment in your life, you wouldn’t know what different treatment feels like or looks like.”

The trick to overcoming this, according to the freshman Congresswoman, is to just acknowledge that everyone has some bit of privilege. Using herself as an example, Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged her privilege of being born as a female and identifying as a female.

“We can all, almost every single person in this country can acknowledge some privilege of some of some type, you know,” she said. “I’m a cisgendered woman. I will never know the trauma of feeling like I’m not born in the right body. And that is a privilege that I have, no matter how poor my family was when I was born.”

She continued, “But it’s really hard for some people to admit that they — you know, it’s part of this weird American Dream mythology that we have, that for a lot of — in a lot of circumstances isn’t as true or isn’t as clearly communicated as we’d like for it, or we wish it was.”

source: dailywire.com

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63 COMMENTS

    • As a Black Christian conservative, Ocasio-Cortez is out of her nut and should leave New York. She’s making the state look worse than it already is and was ever since I left it (I was born in NY and lived there for some 7 years).

  1. She baffles me on a daily basis and must be mentally ill. she grabs words that make no sense, spits them out, and just muddies all of the water…having people scratch their heads and wonder why WE cannot possibly follow anything she says…just all mumbo jumbo, kind of like speaking a foreign language that NO American understands…Flake, DemoRat, socialist, communist, privileged…all of those words make no attempt to identify who she is, what she believes, or most importantly…what the hell is she trying to say????

  2. i came from a poor family and I found out very young that I didn’t have to stay poor I could work and save a few Dollars every payday until I could buy something that I wanted. I could have done like so many of every race does today and sit on my behind and let uncle sam take care of me but that was not going to get me very far and it won’t get any of these ghetto dwellers very far either, if you want to better yourself then get off your butt and find a job then keep looking for a better one until you get where you want to be! but don’t expect someone that has already done that to give up what they have worked for so that you don’t have to learn how to tie your own shoes!!!!!

  3. I WAS BORN WHITE AND HAVE NEVER REGRETTED IT. RACISM HAS NO COLOR OR GENDER AND IF BLACKS THINK ONLY WHITE’S CAN BE RACIST, THEY ARE COMPLETE IDIOTS.
    THIS WOMAN IS SPEAKING RIGHT OUT OF HER ASS. SHE JUST SPOUTS OFF AND DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HELL SHE’S SAYING 90% OF THE TIME. SHE IS STUPID AS FAR AS HER KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY. AT 29 YEARS OLD SHE SPEAKS AS IF SHE HAS EXPERIENCED ALL THERE IS ON THIS EARTH. FREE THIS AND FREE THAT EVENTUALLY COMES TO AN ABRUPT HALT. WHY? BECAUSE THE GIVERS MONEY RUNS OUT. EVERYONE THAT IS CAPABLE OF WORKING SHOULD WORK. THIS IS NOT THE CASE IN THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE AT LEAST 7 GENERATIONS OF WELFARE FAMILIES IN THIS COUNTRY AND IT’S GETTING WORSE WITH PEOPLE LIKE THIS PERSON CALLED “AOC”!!!!!

  4. This woman is not only historically correct but she does not know what she is talking about. My grand parents came to America did not speak the language, had no skills and were the poorest of the poor. They worked hard learned the language became citizens legally. I am second generation American and hold a B.S., M.A., M.S., Ed.D, and did post doctoral studies. I have more native American blood than Liz Warren. I am tired of being politically correct and find these Liberal Democrates an affront to myself and the rest of the good Americans who find their gibberish disgusting. Grow up stop complaining do what the people elected you to do not your aggenda.

  5. What are talking about? Why do you feel like you are privileged, Just because you are a freshman Senator. Get ready for 1 term, and out like the rest of us suckers.,

  6. I have the privilege of being born in America where it is my responsibility to care for myself and my family. I am not jealous of others for what they have, everyone if they are able should work for what they get (if they can’t help them). I don’t like people saying privilege is an issue, getting off your dead ass and working to get what you want is the issue. Yes some people were born into affluent families, but luck isn’t a crime, neither is wealth for those who earned it legally. Taking away from those who work and giving to those who don’t isn’t fair. The pilgrims had it figured out no work no food.
    We need term limits desperately in this country– I hope AOC keeps her promise to do that.

  7. This lady is such a walking disaster it’s hard to listen to her excrement. It’s like listening to someone take their finger nails to a chalk board. She is so stupid that it’s really unbelievable.

    For example- she wants to tax the ultra-wealthy at 70%. Well if she was up on current events, which obviously she is not, France just tried this experiment. They reversed course when the French ultra-wealthy left France. The act lost tax revenue instead of gaining more. She supposedly got an economics degree yet doesn’t understand the Laffer curve with tax elasticity. After the optimum point , when the government raises taxes, they actually lose money. I think she cheated her way through college as she should have known this economic fact.

  8. Where was she in the sixty’s…in a viable womb? ,oh thats right since she knows nothing about history she couldnt possibly know that we have been there done that. She wants to relive the sixties as the modern day MLK. She might speak for Queens and Brooklyn but thats where it stops..Shes a big mouth talking head with nohing to offer.

  9. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a real moron. She doesn’t see anything beyond her nose. Those privileged folks that she puts down may have been born poor and worked their tails off to get an education and make something more of themselves than what they were born with. Others were born into wealth and privilege, but that does not mean that they don’t deserve what they have. I know many folks that were born into wealth and still work hard to make their world better, and they contribute a lot of their wealth and time to the betterment of others. This “cisgendered woman” is totally nuts. How she ever got elected is a stain on the voters of her district.

    Phil in TX

  10. Harris is NOT OLD enough to run for president, Needs to be 35 years old, and she is not smart enough and does not know a thing about the constitution.Now everyone needs to check her background and make it public.

  11. She claims she may not have been born in the right body, but for sure she is not of right mind. I hope she continues to be the poster child for the Democrats, she is the best advertisement for sound minded conservatives, who she is biased against. Democrats are the racists and bigots, and prove so every day.

  12. She needs to be tested!!!! She is obviously MENTALLY INCOMPETENT to serve in Congress! Oh wait SHE is a DEMON RAT! That IS the ONLY Qualification needed!!

  13. This broad has really lost it! I have no privilege- white, sex or otherwise! I worked for everything I have and I make no apologies or feel bad about it! You can do anything you want if you are willing to work for it – Period! There are white, black, brown, yellow doctors, lawyers, judges, etc. They worked their butts off to get where they are and they should not feel bad either! You aren’t where you want to be- get off your butt and start doing something about it!

  14. How did this woman get into office? One guess, ILLEGAL voting IMO. If you care about this country you need to get out and vote to counter all the illegal votes these people “Democrat’s” are getting. Trump needs to change the voting procedure with ID cards with pictures, chips, and all the info needed to show voters are citizens of this country, and have the right to vote or run for office. Democrats are so stupid they don’t realize that this illegals coming across the border aren’t just free votes for them. Some day these illegals end up controlling our government, and changing all our laws to suit them.

  15. I would like to know what White privilege this not is talking about. I picked cotton on a farm until almost 14 years old. At 14, I went to work in a Drug Store working behind the counter, making sandwiches, milkshakes, and banana splits. At 15, I went to work in a grocery store. Worked there until I graduated from high school, then worked in a clothing store. At 18, I started OFFICE work. I worked hard all my life, do I would like to know where the White privilege will start. Only the racists who live off others call us White privilege.

    • Xa same here I worked hard for 30 years until hit with a catistrophic health issues now I live on a small fixed income and am unable to work I am on total disability., with several life altering Disabilities.

  16. I would like to know when the White privilege starts. I have worked hard from the age of 8, picking cotton, working in a Drug Store, Grocery Store, then on to bookkeeper and tax preparer. Have never been a White privileged person. This young woman doesn’t know what she is talking about.

  17. This SKANK is definitely NOT ciscommie , She has no idea how social/communism works (or rather doesn’t work)
    She & B2 should get 2gether & create more sh-T4 brains. Then we can get some more laughs.

  18. Exactly “what white privilege” are you talking about, you stupid, silly bitch? I was a depression baby (1937) as were all my siblings; none of us were privileged, we worked for every single thing we ever attained, be it education, jobs, careers. good living, homes and families. None of us ever received any hand-outs; we did get a lot of hand-me-downs in the early years, but that was the norm for a majority of the people that we knew., in all the small communities any of us lived in.

  19. Is she for real? She must have had a bad fall when she was younger as there seems to be a mental problem with her in my opinion!!

  20. She dosen’t know that a lot of us white folks were born poor white trash. I was one of them and was also not very highly thought of either. But i reached down and pulled myself up by my boot straps, became successful on my own without any kind of aid from any one other than my family. God has she got a lot to learn. I question how the people in her district could be so uninformed as to electing her!!!! Bill H

  21. Why are liberals so darn intent on splitting we Americans up into ”workable” little groups that they can CONTROL, groups that they can manipulate and keep apart through deception and lies? Are they that afraid of facing us all as the people we are and the people we want to be? This BS is why I’ll never vote Democrat, ever!

  22. This girl has got to go. Add her to the growing number of Democrats who having been bullying the conservatives. It just so happens that her own generation is who she has a problem with. They like to be in the lime light and no nothing of what they of. Its why college kids fall for Socialism because someone will take care of them. They are too stupid to realize that all privileges will die with their freedoms. For people who are going to college; how can you not know that you are being played by discontents who on place on campus by George Soros and his merry band of thieves. Go figure!!

  23. I am a white female, went to work at 13 because my father turned very ill. At 15 he passed away leaving us with no income and all savings drained
    I worked in fast food until age 22. I went to a 2 year college, which I had to pay for using student loans, then took a job in healthcare. I worked hard and became a leader and teacher in my field. I did not get government assistance with anything because I was not a minority. My education was not free, my healthcare was not free and my food was not assisted. I became suddenly disabled due to an accident and after all my hard work, paying taxes and being a model citizen everything again was taken from me. If I were a minority’s clas or illegal I would recieve my healthcare and some food benifts, but because I mark white/Caucasian on my paperwork I do not get these extra benefits
    My point is, being poor and white is a lot more difficult than being a poor minority.
    My white daughter is extremely disabled and has been fighting the last 18 months for SSD, but yet an illegal can come into this country and just simply get all these benefits.
    So a message to all minoritys…. the US government helps this group and foreign countrys far beyond what it helps middle class white US citizens. If anything, the the white US citizen is being discriminated against

  24. She should be sent to Venezuela and made to live with the oppressed, starving people in their “wonderful” socialist country. It’s a given she would change her pathetic, ignorant raving mind about the joys of Socialism and white privilege!

  25. My true privilege was having parents that loved and supported me. They allowed me to understand that hard work was good work. I cleaned toilets, cut grass, shoveled snow, refereed soccer, whatever it took to earn money. I volunteered at a local hospital to discover my passion. I had the privilege of choosing and paying for my own education. I went to school during the day and worked nights and weekends to further my education. Honest work for an honest living!

  26. THERE ARE MANY FACTORS, SUCH AS WHERE YOU WERE BORN, YOUR IQ, YOUR RACE, ETC. WHICH ARE NOT UNDER YOUR CONTROL. AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE FOR ANY OF THOSE FACTORS.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, LIFE IS THE SUM TOTAL OF YOUR CHOICES. IF YOU ARE A RACIST, IT IS SOMETHING YOU CHOSE TO BE AND PEOPLE SHOULD PUNISH YOU FOR IT. BUT, IF YOU ARE RICH BECAUSE YOU WORKED HARD AND MADE GOOD DECISIONS WITH YOUR TIME AND CAREER WITHOUT HURTING OTHERS, YOU DESERVE ADMIRATION RATHER THAN THE HATE THAT SOME POLITICIANS ARE ADVOCATING.

  27. This is what happens when you give any person a free ride .They have no idea what it costs other people so they can have free schooling K thru 12 .Now these morons in government that have overstayed their time in office want to give free college ;There is nothing free somebody is paying for it

  28. I’m white and I’m proud I’m white! WTF is wrong with that? This goofy Bitch was born latino so embrace it, live with it, quit being jealous of white people.

  29. One of my first memories is dragging a wire basket, which I still have, down the spud (potato) rows picking up the spuds. This at about age 5, then stacking oat bundles into shocks, piling fresh cut hay into shocks, chopping wood, milking cows, herding cattle, pumping water from the cistern for the cattle, working in the gardens. The job I hated the worse was pumping water, as they could always suck it up faster than I could pump it. This was before electricity came to our area. After we received electricity, my father built a new house to replace the homestead one. The house had a basement which my father and I hand dug for the most part. I was born in 1936. I’ve always said that anyone who hasn’t been raised on a farm or ranch has missed half a lifetime. The only privileges I have had is the opportunity to have completed a successful working career in several different occupations, and having Blood Burns as my drill instructor in jump school.

  30. Exactly same here I worked hard for 30 years until hit with a catistrophic health issues now I live on a small fixed income and am unable to work I am on total disability., with several life altering Disabilities.

  31. By the claims of her own party, she is not white, so she has no say about white people and needs to just sit down and shut up.

  32. AOC does not speak for all Americans. Maybe her radical few dems that support her. I am hoping when she runs for office again, she has an opposer and she loses. I cant imagine listening other damaging and idiotic rants. She is as dangerous as the 2 Muslim woman who seem to think they now (in a position) of power can say and push others to do. Every election from now on, we will see an increase in Radical Muslims winning a seat in Congress, unless we keep n eye on them and their policies and RANTS!a

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