AOC Says the GOP Should ‘Read the Books They’re Trying to Ban’

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Monday to “confront” Republicans concerned with critical race theory being taught in school, saying they should “read the books they’re trying to ban.”

Her full tweet said, “Martin Luther King, Jr was murdered for confronting white supremacy. Today GOP who are gutting the very Voting Rights Act King worked for want you to believe he’d support mass disenfranchisement and teaching of racial ignorance. They should read the books they’re trying to ban.”

Let’s take a closer look at her words. Would Martin Luther King Jr. support teaching critical race theory? It’s doubtful. King NEVER said or taught others that all white people were inherently racist. He taught that racism could be overcome through different, non-violent actions. That is why he advocated for changes in laws to improve civil rights.

But let’s also consider Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the GOP should read the books they’re trying to ban. First, what books does she have in mind? Likely the critical race theory curriculum she is advocating. But many lawmakers are pushing back on critical race theory precisely because they have read the new curriculum and are concerned about it.

 

The conservative condemnation of critical race theory being taught in public schools is not about book burning. Conservatives are not the ones trying to rewrite history and tear down historic statues—the left is.

Instead, this is about teaching American children appropriate history and values. What is wrong with teaching children the facts about the nation’s history? The nation was started in 1776 when it declared its independence from Britain. Yes, slavery sadly existed, Native Americans were mistreated and women could not vote during the nation’s early history.

But also, yes, the nation has improved and Native Americans are now treated much better, slavery officially ended more than a century ago and women have been voting for a long time, including for AOC. The real history of America includes an accurate portrayal of both the unique freedoms of the country and the progress made to improve democracy for all people.

That should be sufficient. But for the left, it seems like you have to feel bad for simply being white. That sounds like racism of a different kind. In addition, the critical race theory rewrite of the past is also associated with anti-democratic governments. Do we really want to say socialism and Marxism are equally valid systems of government?

A close look at Cuba, China, North Korea or anywhere else under one of these systems should reveal a quick no. But if you listen to AOC, conservatives are the ones banning books and spewing hate.

The truth is quite different. Cuba’s recent protests showed people in the streets with American flags. Why? The flag represents freedom—a freedom Cubans long for and currently lack. America doesn’t need to become more like Cuba. Cuba needs to become more like America.

Communists are the ones banning books. Conservatives are the ones working to get the right books into the hands of America’s students.


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20 thoughts on “AOC Says the GOP Should ‘Read the Books They’re Trying to Ban’”

  1. Everybody knows who are the real racist are dems start the lies first .so they would not be blame. Their the ones that was the racist. They where the KKK ! They where the start of the owners.!!!!

    1. Learn some grammar and spelling, will you? I agree with what you said, but it’s hard to read.

  2. a o c is a complete moron, and so are the people who voted for her! Her ignorance has brought ignorance to a whole new level!!

    1. Oh no she is way beyond that! She is so stupid she hires somebody to tie her shoelaces because she? cannot remember how!

  3. CRT is wrong, it seems like it would cause resentment. Whom are the people that came up with this CRT? Another point I like to make, sick of hearing the WHITE PRIVILEGE. Black people have many opportunities to make it in this country. Stop blaming white people.

  4. Good Morning a o c doesn’t know what she’s talking about and these republicans better wise up or you’ll see more c r t threw out all schools Martian Luther king was involved with a lot of people some good and bad and now at my age growing up in the 50’s and 60’s there more racism going on and children don’t know skin color unless it’s preached we as a nation that’s done more in 400years then any other nation people are dying to come here we’re a nation of laws and freedom that’s why and sooner we Stop ?these democrats we’ll have more aoc’s remember 22election

  5. Does ANYONE really listens to AOC and take her SERIOUSLY?!? . . . Like, C’mon! One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  6. That nitwit is a laughing stock. Too bad there are so many just like her in New York who voted for such a joke. She is ignorant and should just go back to the bar.

  7. Racism comes in all colors , and your color is the racist one not all but especially you ! Everything out of that mouth of yours is racism that alone shows that your the biggest racist one in the world . Enjoy your day .

    1. She is a nutcase, why does anybody listen to her or print what she says it’s a waste of time and space wake up people.

  8. These politicians need to remember that they are not the end all be all for we the people, especially when it concerns our children. CRT is flat out wrong and should never be anywhere in America, especially our schools. This “woke” thing has awakened millions of Americans who are now well aware of what is going on throughout our country and we do not support any of it! Millions of people will now keep a close watch on what is being done and who is doing it and is it good for our country and people! NO CRT!

  9. Another useless comment from the brain dead moron. She must regurgitate this crap and have someone else type it in for her. She’s not smart enough to move the fingers across the keyboard.

    I would have a battle of wits with the bimbo, but I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed individual. “Life is hard. It’s harder when you’re stupid” as John Wayne said.

  10. Should there not be in place a mandatory requiring that a candidate for the U.S. Congress (or Senate) pass an intelligence test? Add to that requirement a sobriety and a sanity test.

    Yes, such a requirement might be considered unfair–a means to exclude Democrats from running for public office. But once the lunacy is eliminated, we could find a solution to that complaint.

    Am I right?

  11. Really? Is it possible that the American educational system can mis-educate someone elected to a national position of leadership? After all, it cannot be her fault that she doesn’t understand world issues. This wonderful country, as imperfect as it is, is still uniquely good. Freedom of speech, the freedom to move around the country, the freedom to vote, the freedom to get an education, and so many more. Go live in another country if you don’t like it here, AOC.

  12. CRT is the complete opposite of what Dr. Martin Luther King taught. He was a great man. The racist POS pushing CRT couldn’t hold a candle to him. AOC should read his book. Sorry I forgot that is to hard for her. AOC watch the movie. Plus Martin Luther King was a REPUBLICAN!!!!

  13. I fully support Martin Luther Kings’ I have a dream speech. People should be judged not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character. This is in direct contradiction of CRT. The laws of the Unites States since 1960 support civil rights of all people regardless of their skin color. Desegregation in schools was done because the Supreme Court of the United States declared that separate schools were not equal schools. Since CRT states that the color of the skin determines if someone is an oppressor or oppressed it is by definition: systemic racism. AOC why do you support systemic racism.

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