Ocasio-Cortez speaks in an accent that she never uses while telling a room of predominately black people that there is nothing wrong with them folding clothes, cooking, and driving other people around on a bus for a living. pic.twitter.com/FIbIAPokt0— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 5, 2019
Next time you‘re told straight hair is “unprofessional” & that speaking like your parents do is “uneducated,” then you can complain about code-switching.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 7, 2019
Code switching is a tool communities learn when they’re told their voice, appearance, & mannerisms are “unprofessional.” https://t.co/tKPTneEncO
The good news is that we can improve this easily w/ honest reflection.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 7, 2019
For ex, are certain hairstyles discouraged in your workplace?Why?
Can you think of someone who didn’t advance bc of how they spoke? Why?
Examine what’s deemed “unprofessional” around you & adapt it to 2019.
But you are not black or Southern. I am a third generation New Yorker. 17th generation American none of my family is friends from New York speak in the dialect you did at NAN. You mocked black people. We won't forget it.— CYBERREGINA (@BSEMPLE28) April 9, 2019
shut the fuck up. I don’t know which one of these newly-woke rented Black folks told you that bullshit was ok, but it wasn’t.— Stef 🚀🏁 (@STEFisDOPE) April 7, 2019
You don’t fucking speak like that, so don’t insult our intelligence.
And don’t tell Black ppl about the lowly jobs “there ain’t nothing wrong with”.
Code switching = still pandering.— Jorden 👑 (@_realjgoodwin) April 7, 2019
Assuming a different speech because of people who don’t speak the same as you is just suggesting they’re not intelligent enough to understand you.