First Lady Jill Biden has reacted after calling Texas Latinos “breakfast tacos” as “unique” in a speech in San Antonio for the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization.
“The First Lady apologizes that her words expressed anything other than pure admiration and love for the Latino community, ” Biden’s spokesman Michael Larosa said Tuesday.
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Jill Biden with Dr. Beatriz Gutierrez Muller de López Obrador, First Lady of Mexico on Tuesday, according to the White House Library The
first lady flew to San Antonio on Monday to address the annual convention of UNIDOs, a Latino civil rights and advocacy group formerly known as the National Council of La Raza.
What did Jill Biden say?
Biden, speaking at the conference, “Cimpre Adelante: Our Quest for Equity,” praises the work of Unidos President Ral Yazaguirre Was doing. Last week, the president awarded Yazaguire with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for a civilian.
But the first lady’s attempt to praise Latino diversity didn’t go down well when she started comparing people to bodegas, blossoms, and breakfast tacos.
“Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as different as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the flowers of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.is, ” said the first lady.
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People pronounced “bodegas” onsocial media in reference to the breakfast taco the crowd cheered lightly, and she shared a mild laugh.
What was the reaction to the comments of the first lady?
The response came swiftly after the speech, namely from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
“Using breakfast tacos to showcase Latino exclusivity in San Antonio reflects a lack of cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Latinos in the region,” the organization wrote. “NAHJ encourages Dr. Biden and his speechwriting team to (take) Time to better understand the complexities of our people and communities in the future.
“We are not tacos. Our heritage as Latinos has been shaped by different diaspora, cultures, and food traditions. Don’t lower us into stereotypes.”
Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Responds First Lady Comment by changing her Twitter profile picture to an image of Taco
toHonored”, noting: “She has been a great teacher, and a great friend to our community. Years. Privilege to call her a friend.”
The first lady will be the keynote speaker at the American Federation of Teachers Convention in Boston on Friday.