The man who wrote "The Greatest Generation" now finds evidence that may be after one of his biggest career disagreements. Former NBC Nightly News Anchor Tom Brokaw composed a series of tweets on Sunday evening to apologize for the remarks he made at Meet The Press earlier in the day .
During a panel In discussing President Donald Trump's immigration and planned border wall, Brokaw said he believes Hispanics should work harder on assimilation, and everyone should teach their children to speak English.
offends some members of this proud culture. From my days reporting on Cesar Chavez to the many contributions of Hispanics in all parts of our culture: "Brokaw tweeted." I worked hard to eliminate wrong stereotypes. In my last comment in Meet, I said ALL sides to work harder on finding common ground. I firmly believe that dialogue is not a split. "
" I'm sorry, I'm sorry, my comments were offensive to many. Tradition of diversity is celebrating and cherishing, "added Brokaw.
The backlash in social media was not pretty for Brokaw, with jabs from both sides of the political gang.
Former Democratic National Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz The country needs to work more efficiently when it comes to meeting in the center and living beautifully when it tweets: "Do you know what was missing in these disappointing comments from @TomBrokaw? ? We all have to work to meet halfway, to learn to live harmoniously together, to love each other and to weave our beautiful American tapestry. From eso estoy aprendiendo español! #PluribusUnum "
We Have Stories Founder Frederick Joseph said Brokaw should be wary of his comments because white people in the United States could barely read, write or speak English.
Tom Brokaw: "Hispanics should work harder They should make sure their children learn English."
Meanwhile, many of the whites in America can barely speak, read or write English. pic.twitter.com/EWQPbw6Xgm
– Frederick Joseph (@RottsJoseph) January 27, 2019
Brokaw's apology was not enough for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The group said so in a statement:
"Claiming that the US is not the melting pot the country prides itself on is disinformation because the US has always had immigrants and a mixture of races, religious beliefs, and languages." This story makes the country fascinating and has spread the "American Dream," the NAHJ said, "The" sorry that some Hispanics were offended, "Tom Brokaw tweeted that night, is no excuse. It only shows that Brokaw no longer understands what enforced assimilation in communities does. "
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