AOC Draws Heat For Claiming Statue of Catholic Saint Damien is Part of ‘White Supremacist Culture’: ‘A Savage Level of Ignorance’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) drew criticism on Friday after she claimed a Hawaii statue of Catholic Saint Father Damien of Molokai represents “white supremacist culture.”

“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez in an Instagram story. “Check out Hawaii’s statue. It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien.”

“This isn’t to litigate each and every individual statue, but to point out the patterns that have emerged among the totality of them in who we are taught to
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