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Tom Brokaw Apologizes For Remarks on Failure of Hispanics to Assimilate

tom brokaw earlier in the day said that hispanics should work harder at assimilation

Tom Brokaw. (CQ Roll Call via AP)

By    |   Sunday, 27 January 2019 10:44 PM

NBC News special correspondent anchor Tom Brokaw apologized on Sunday for comments he made on "Meet the Press" earlier in the day that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation after his remarks sparked a backlash, Fox News reported.

Brokaw had said on Meet the Press that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation, “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."

Brokaw later tweeted that “I feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture,” adding in subsequent messages on Twitter that “I’ve worked hard to knock down false stereo types… and the great enduring American tradition of diversity is to be celebrated and cherished.”

Brokaw had been slammed by numerous people over his initial remarks, including by Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who tweeted that “You know what was missing from these disappointing comments by @TomBrokaw? We all need to work on meeting each other halfway, learning to live together harmoniously, loving one another and weaving our beautiful American tapestry.”

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists had also expressed its concerns to NBC in a tweet over what it termed as Brokaw’s “inaccurate” claims.

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NBC News special correspondent anchor Tom Brokaw apologized on Sunday for comments he made on "Meet the Press" earlier in the day that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation after his remarks sparked a backlash, Fox News reported.
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