Jill Biden Makes Stereotypical Claim – She Actually Said This!
(ReliableNews.org) – Democrats often laud their party for its alleged inclusivity and social awareness. Every once in a while, though, a member of the Left says something that completely obliterates the pretty picture they paint. Recently, the first lady took some heat for remarks she made.
On July 11, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden gave a speech in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference titled “Siempre Adelante: Our Quest for Equity.” She was speaking about UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre’s community work. She said he has done a great job understanding how diverse Hispanics are, saying it’s “as unique as the breakfast tacos” in the city.
After the speech, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists called on the first lady to take the time to better understand the community instead of reducing it to stereotypes.
NAHJ encourages @FLOTUS & her communications team to take time to better understand the complexities of our people & communities.
We are not tacos.
Our heritage as Latinos is shaped by various diasporas, cultures & food traditions.
Do not reduce us to stereotypes. pic.twitter.com/KQIq5gwsht
— NAHJ (@NAHJ) July 12, 2022
The Houston Chronicle also pointed out the first lady pronounced “bodega” wrong in her speech. It wasn’t the first time she’d received criticism for her pronunciation of Spanish words, in 2021, Biden said, “Sí, se puede,” incorrectly.
The day after the San Antonio speech, Michael LaRosa, the FLOTUS’ press secretary, said Biden was sorry for her remarks.
The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community.
— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosa46) July 12, 2022
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