A U.S. representative from New York blasted three "pillars upholding white supremacy" Friday: the filibuster, the Electoral College, and student loan debt.
Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman made these claims, accompanied by calls to end the three items, in three tweets, each of which received thousands of likes.
The filibuster is a pillar upholding white supremacy. It's time to end it.— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) January 22, 2021
Student loan debt is a pillar upholding white supremacy. It’s time to cancel all of it.— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) January 22, 2021
Bowman, who began representing New York's 16th district in January, is a member of the far-left Squad, which includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Cori Bush (D-MO).
Squad up. pic.twitter.com/bp2KATL22R— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 3, 2021
Prior to his election, Bowman served as founder and principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a middle school in the Bronx. He is a staunch opponent of standardized testing, once branding it "modern-day slavery."
Rob Shimshock is the commentary editor at CNSNews.com. He has covered education, culture, media, technology, and politics for a variety of national outlets, hosted the Campus Unmasked YouTube show, and was named to The Washington Examiner's "30 Under 30" list. Shimshock graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media Studies.