US first lady Jill Biden criticised for likening Latino people to ‘tacos’ | US News
Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, criticized the comparison of Hispanics to “pancakes” in a speech.
Ms. Biden tried to praise the Hispanic community in San Antonio, Texas, in a speech on Monday, saying they were “unique” as “breakfast tacos”.
The First Lady’s comments have led to criticism, with some urging her not to stereotype the Latino community.
Speaking at UnidosUS’s annual conference, she said: “The diversity of this community, as distinctive as the Bronx bodegas, as beautiful as the flowers in Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos in San Antonio, are our strengths. friend. “
In response to her comment, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists said “we are not tacos”.
The association added that they should not be reduced to stereotypes, adding that Latino heritage is complex.
It suggested “her media team should take the time to better understand the complexities of people and our communities… Our legacy as Latinos is shaped by many different communities, cultures and culinary traditions.
San Antonio is also one of the great Latino cities in the United States, with a population of nearly 1.5 million, 65% of whom are Hispanic or Latino, according to US Census figures.
This largely Mexican-American city loves breakfast banh tet, part of the local cuisine.
President Joe Biden will meet his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the White House on Tuesday.
Conservatives on social media jumped, wondering what liberal outrage would be like if a prominent Republican said that.
“No wonder Spaniards are fleeing the Democratic Party!” US Representative Andy Biggs, a Republican from Arizona, wrote on Twitter.