Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Young People "Understand Our History," Are "More Informed" Than Previous Generations

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) praised Millennials and people in Generation Z for being brave and willing "to go to the streets" in her latest video stream on Instagram. Ocasio-Cortez said the "new generation" is not delicate at all and in fact "badass" and "more informed" than previous generations.

"Is the new generation too delicate? No! I don't think they're too delicate at all. I think that they're badass. I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors," Ocasio-Cortez said Monday night.





"I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave because they are actually willing to go to the streets," she added. "How about that?"

REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): Is the new generation too delicate? No! I don't think they're too delicate at all. I think that they're badass. I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples' experiences and lives. One thing that I love so much about mill -- this new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many and they actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.

They're not afraid to have those conversations. If anything, like I think they're profoundly courageous because they're willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have. Not everyone, I don't want to paint everybody with a broad brush...

I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave because they are actually willing to go to the streets. How about that?

Like, previous administrations had assumed that government's got it. Let me tell you something: you are the government! Like, as a democracy, we the people means you. You are as a voter you are the government too. And if we are not in the streets. If we are not in the streets, if we are not organizing, then what we are doing is abdicating ourselves from government and actually allowing someone else to take over.

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