Did you all know that Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib are being “silenced”? And that it’s because of their skin color? No? Well, lucky for you, Vox editor Nisha Chittal wrote a whole post to enlighten you:

The whole piece is hot garbage, but here’s a taste:

Omar, Tlaib, and Ocasio-Cortez’s stances are certainly worth debating on ideological grounds. And were they white men making the same comments, perhaps they would be. But that’s not always what’s happening.

Instead, these three outspoken women have become the public faces of the shift toward a more diverse Congress and have become a locus for the same patterns of biased behavior that researchers and experts have found women of color in leadership often encounter.

As a result, they have been met with aggressive and extensive calls to shut up and go away.

Chittal has no interest in debating their stances on ideological grounds. In fact, she goes out of her way to avoid it, instead blaming racism and sexism for the criticism Omar, Tlaib, and AOC face.

Nobody. But narratives aren’t gonna craft themselves.