Sunday, July 01, 2018

Look-Alike As The New Non-Racist Political Standard

Remember this from last year, July 25 actually, in England?

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have challenged the retired judge heading the inquiry into the disaster at an impassioned meeting. Residents met with Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who is heading the panel, on Monday evening in a consultation designed to let them air their views on what they want the investigation to examine.

But the crowd made it clear they have little confidence in the inquiry. One local resident drew applause and cheers as she said: "You do not have our confidence, you do not represent us and you do not look like any of us."

And now:

After the 2016 presidential election, [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] says she was inspired to challenge the “King of Queens” — believing her district, which covers parts of Queens and the Bronx, should be represented by someone who looks more like its residents.

Look-alike is the new political standard?


On who she looks like, financially-speaking.