Tom Brokaw apologizes after saying ‘Hispanics should work harder at assimilation’

Tom Brokaw apologizes after saying ‘Hispanics should work harder at assimilation’
Tom Brokaw (Image: MSNBC video screen grab

[Ed. – It’s hard to say what’s more pathetic — that he he was expected to apologize for expressing a viewpoint all liberals harbor deep-down or that he did apologize.]

The former anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” who is now a senior correspondent for the network, faced immediate backlash on Sunday after making the remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” …

“I know,” Brokaw responded. “And a lot of this, we don’t want to talk about. But the fact is, on the Republican side, a lot of people see the rise of an extraordinary, important new constituent in American politics, Hispanics, who will come here and all be Democrats.” …

He broke off to offer his own commentary. “I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation,” he said. “That’s one of the things I’ve been saying for a long time. You know, they ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English, and that they feel comfortable in the communities. And that’s going to take outreach on both sides, frankly.”

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