Growing up, it was a good town for working people.
Ocasio-Cortez graduated in 2007 with honors.
At a young age, my entire extended family aunts, grandparents, etc.
That is the experience that most of us had growing up in Yorktown, and most of us freely admit it.
It was clear to her, even then, that the zip code a child was born in determined much of their destiny.
My mom was as a house cleaner for other people in the town, so we could get by.