Kristin Mink, a Democratic city council member representing District 5 in Montgomery County, Maryland, has sparked controversy with her recent statements regarding white women and Zionist Jews. Mink, a former public school teacher, was elected to the council in December. Her previous remarks about Muslim children opposing an LGBTQ+ curriculum have also drawn attention.
Mink’s controversial comments can be seen in her resignation email to her former colleagues at Lights for Liberty, a left-wing organization. In the email, she criticized the lack of diversity within the organization, describing it as a “tale of white feminism.” Mink expressed a desire for “Black and Brown voices” to have a seat at the executive table, stating that having only white women in leadership positions undermines credibility.
On her Twitter account, Mink has made divisive statements about white people, suggesting that the concept of healing and unity often ignores the harm done to people of color. She has also shown support for the idea of white individuals using their bodies as shields during confrontations between black people and the police. Additionally, Mink faced criticism for referring to Trump officials as “Zionist Jews.”
So far, neither Lights for Liberty nor Mink have commented on the controversy.