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AOC Was Mocked by Fox News for Doing #TheLatinaThing And Now Its Trending

Catch your breath, folks, more racist mierda is being aired on FOX News. This time, the culprit is Laura Ingraham and her guest for making fun of the way that Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pronounces her name. They call it “that Latina thing.”

Of course, the real Latina thing to do is to clapback so hard that a full fledged Twitter hashtag trend is born. Internet, let’s do this thing. Here’s what you need to know before you do your #LatinaThing.

FOX News has been criticizing absolutely everything AOC wears, says, and even how she says it.

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It’s the lowest of news journalism that feeds off the sexist, racist ideologies of their viewership and it needs to stop. AOC has stepped up in responding to every mentira said about her on air.

It starts out with host Laura Ingraham asking her conservative guest if he notices how AOC “puts on” an accent with her name.

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FOX News couldn’t have captioned this segment more perfectly. Let it be known that Ingraham is the same woman who called AOC a “horsewoman of the apocalypse.” Really solid journalism happening right here.

Conservative lawyer Joe diGenova actually mocked her while calling her “Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez.”

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“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez.” He then tried to make it okay by saying that if he pronounced his name in an exaggerated Italian accent that it would be tantamount to the same thing. Wrong.

The Latino Internet has officially erupted.

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Yup. Why is it news-worthy? Because FOX News viewership feeds off the fear of changing demographics in the U.S. like nothing else.

Of course, AOC has become a pro at brushing racism off her shoulders.

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We do not envy you, AOC, but we’re here for you. Thank you.

Why is this even a lesson in 2019?

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When you’re multi-lingual, you pronounce your name how it sounds. Good burn though, AOC. All Ingraham does is talk and rile up an ever more racist, violent base.

Claro, AOC couldn’t let a good burn go without putting it to the fire. ???? ????

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Does it hurt, Ingraham? Have you learned your lesson yet?

Here’s another life lesson we’re still getting white conservative pundits to understand:

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No part of our names are optional. They’re on our birth certificates because they’re our names. Use them.

Latinas came out in full force to explain why they use their full names.

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I’ll say it again. It’s simple: they’re our names, which signify as much to us as ‘Jones’ does to the Jones’.

And then there’s this frustrating bit:

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Just take a moment to get a little uncomfortable and then say our names correctly. It’ll pay off.

Other folks shared the pride in using our full names: to honor our mothers:

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We don’t just ignore our maternal family lines. We honor them both. It’s a Latina thing.

You can’t stop a Queen from checking her jesters.

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No response yet from Ingraham or FOX News. We don’t expect apologies from them, because they’ve yet to be held accountable for spewing any racist remarks.

And you can’t stop Twitter from painting a pretty clear picture.

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Ingraham ‘accidentally’ made a Nazi salute at a rally and we just don’t understand. Why?

Ingraham has publicly stated that she’s learning Spanish for her Guatemalan daughter and now this?

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I hope Latina girls everywhere are looking to AOC to really understand what it means to take up space as a Latina.

Some folks shared the racism they’ve experienced in every day life by just using a Spanish accent.

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It’s no joke. People are getting detained by ICE simply for speaking Spanish. This is a real crisis.

Real talk: Ingraham and her viewership are all living in fear.

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They’re scared of us, and what we represent: a diverse, multilingual America. Talk sh*t about us and we can say it back twice in two different tongues.

Meanwhile, AOC is gracing the cover of TIME Magazine.

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Don’t think you’ll make the cover, Ingraham, with your trademark racist undertoned of a talk show.

We’re rooting for you, AOC! Keep doing #TheLatinaThing!

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AOC is busy creating equitable laws in our country, making sure they’re being held accountable in her district, and representing her diverse constituents. She’s saving the world.

Let’s DO it, folks! Let’s make #TheLatinaThing happen!

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are at it again on Twitter. This time it’s about immigration policy. After recently traveling to the US-Mexican border to underline the recent rise in immigration, Cruz accused AOC of pushing for a “full open borders” policy.

And of course, AOC got him with some solid zingers.

AOC in turn hit back at Cruz for recently fleeing his home state of Texas during its power grid collapse to vacation in Cancún.

In response to Cruz’s attack, AOC suggested Mexico avoid allowing Cruz in the next time he attempts to vacation there. She also called on him to resign from office for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of hypocritically attacking the current administration’s detention of migrant children at the border after they supported President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children.

Currently, Democrats like AOC are calling on Biden to impliment more liberal immigration policies.

Republicans have strongly expressed their dislike for the recent rise in migrants which has come as a result of Biden’s reversal of Trump’s most rigid border policies.

AOC is currently a co-sponsor of the Roadmap to Freedom resolution. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom “in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.”

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AOC And Chuck Schumer Announce Funeral Benefits For Covid-19 Deaths

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AOC And Chuck Schumer Announce Funeral Benefits For Covid-19 Deaths

More than 27 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for Covid-19 and more than 468,000 have died. The avoidable death toll has caused emotional and financial pain to hundreds of thousands of families across the country. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Chuck Schumer are teaming up to get people benefits to cover unexpected funeral costs.

Rep. AOC and Sen. Chuck Schumer are highlighting funeral benefits to reimburse the families of loved ones who died from Covid-19.

The U.S. government passed a Covid economic relief bill in December to offer some support to the struggling economy. The bill gave some relief to Americans, including $600 relief checks. The previous administration made a show of wanting $2,000 checks before allowing the $600 to go through. The Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan is fulfilling that promise by getting $1,400 checks to Americans to deliver the rest of that $2,000.

Another allocation in the package is $2 billion to reimburse people for some of the funeral costs for Covid victims. According to Bankrate, the average cost of a funeral is around $7,640. This is a tough amount of money for people to come up with without an economic crisis brought on by a pandemic.

Americans can apply for up to $7,000 in reimbursement to cover funeral costs because of Covid.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez understands the financial burden a sudden death in the family can cause. It is something that more than 400,000 families in the U.S. are dealing with as Covid continues to spread and kill thousands of people in the U.S. daily.

“I lost my Dad when I was about 18 years old, and the funeral expenses haunted and followed my family along with many other families in a similar position for years,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said at a news conference announcing the funds. “When you suddenly lose a loved one, you’re talking about an expense of four or five, seven, 10 thousand dollars.”

The benefits are retroactive to the beginning of the pandemic.

AOC is quick to respond on Twitter and confirmed that the funeral benefits are indeed retroactive to January 2020. This offers all families who lost a loved one last year to be eligible for a reimbursement of those funeral costs.

The death toll of Covid is expected to continue to climb as vaccines are rolling out and the race against variants is ongoing. Some new strains of the virus spread faster and there is still work to be done to see if they impact the effectiveness of current vaccines.

The money to cover the reimbursements has been allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The two New York politicians teamed up to make this possible with $260 million of those funds going to New Yorkers.

Communities of color are still facing a disproportionate share of the Covid burden.

According to a study by the American Heart Association, access to a hospital plays a big role in why communities of color are disproportionately impacted by Covid. One of the most glaring reasons for the devastation in non-white communities is that hospitals are predominately in white communities.

“Our findings suggest that in order to address disparities in the burden of COVID-19 among vulnerable patient groups, we must focus on structural reasons for the higher rates of viral transmission and hospitalizations for Black and Hispanic patients,” Dr. Fatima Rodriguez, lead author of the study, which was funded by the AHA, said in a statement.

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