Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Fox host for demanding she engage in tokenism to prove she’s not racist


After a Fox Business host suggested Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is a racist by challenging her to prove she has black staffers on her team, she clapped back at him and taught him a lessen about tokenism.

During the House Oversight Committee hearing in which Michael Cohen testified earlier this week, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) actually tried to defend President Donald Trump after Cohen confirmed that his former boss is a racist.

In fact, Meadows drew ridicule for parading Lynne Patton, a black woman whom Trump appointed to head Region II within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in an effort to claim that Trump can’t possibly be a racist because he has a black employee.

The ploy backfired, however, when Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called him out for committing tokenism, which drew cheers from Ocasio-Cortez.

In response to AOC’s tweet, Fox Business host Charles Payne demanded to know how many black people she has hired on her own staff, as if the number somehow proves that she is a racist or not.

Let’s keep in mind that Ocasio-Cortez is a person of color.

But she did not hesitate to fire back on Saturday by informing Payne that unlike Meadows and Trump, she doesn’t go around parading her black staffers around to prove she’s not a racist, nor does she need to do so.

She then directed his attention to resources that can help him learn about and understand tokenism.

And then referred him to a Washington Post article about her staffers, whom she chose after receiving a record 5,500 applications.

But she was not done yet.

One Twitter user honestly asked Ocasio-Cortez if corporate diversity programs are a form of tokenism, and her response is not only perfect, it proves she knows exactly what she is talking about.

So congratulations, Charles Payne. You just became the latest conservative to get owned by AOC on Twitter.

Who’s next?

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