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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:59 AM

Demonizing Minority Women

Source: New York Times

Demonizing Minority Women

Representative Ilhan Omar is the latest target in a trend of conservatives attacking women of color.

By Charles M. Blow
Opinion Columnist

April 14, 2019


While the unrelenting attacks on Omar are newsworthy unto themselves as a conservative peculiarity, I believe that the attacks should be viewed through a wider and longer lens. Omar is only the most recent minority woman onto whom conservatives have trained their fire.

While white supremacy has historically tried to paint minority men as physically dangerous, it has routinely painted minority women, particularly those strong and vocal, as pathological and reprobate.

There is a pattern here. It is expressed not only in the attacks on, and in elevation of, Omar, but also on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.


The strategy is simple: While sexism and racism are potent individually, they are devastating in combination, particularly when appealing to a party dominated by white men and which exalts white supremacy and white patriarchy.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/opinion/ilhan-omar-minority-women.html

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