If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds.”
So older, conservative white men are considered “everyone” and everyone else is discounted as an exception.
Cool 👍🏽 https://t.co/qkwTknMYhC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 16, 2019
Rebecca Traister’s book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger is worth a read, and she had this to add:
The original, normative citizens. Everyone else is marginal/doesn’t count in the view of institutions that have historically dominated/shaped public discourse.
— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) March 16, 2019
AOC, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Rashida Tlaib are bringing awareness of different perspectives to Congress.