(New York Post) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for coronavirus reparations for minorities, claiming higher numbers of COVID-19 fatalities in low-income communities stems from underlying inequality.
“COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted to her 6 million followers on Friday morning.
“Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions,” the Bronx-born lawmaker added.
“Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations,” she wrote.
With her district ravaged by the coronavirus, AOC came under fire Friday for participating in a “virtual forum” with constituents — from the comforts of her plush abode in DC.
Congress expanded unemployment benefits in its $2 trillion coronavirus aid package but there was no discussion of reparations for poorer communities…
The 30-year-old self-described Democratic socialist has been critical of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, lashing out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not temporarily suspending rent payments like he did for mortgage holders.