Her statement is about forcing white culture on the Hispanic community. By planting cauliflower over yuca (a plant she mention in her video) ,the Hispanic community is accepting or is forced to accept white culture over their own. Yuca being a staple in certain Latin American diets.
What she doesn t understand is that yuca is a plant from the South West where is warmer and dryer then NYC. It s too hard to grow in NYC. It would like trying to grow oranges in NY. Oranges grown in Florida and CA because the climate in those state ideal for oranges. Same as reason people grow Cauliflower in NYC during the fall, because the plant can thrive in that environment, where as yuca will not.
AOC, like many Dems, sees the world thru race and class tinted glasses. To her, everything thing, even what is grown in community garden, is, connected to race or class. It s all black/brown vs white, or poor vs rich to her.