Telemundo Anchor Slams 'Taco Jill' Biden Over Remarks

MRC Latino | July 15, 2022
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NACHO LOZANO: Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States spoke, as you know, about Latinos, something that is more serious and complex.

JILL BIDEN: Diversity in this community is as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.

LOZANO: You've probably seen it. It is important to revisit and repeat it; Seriously, really? In these times? At some point I thought we were still in 1950. And although we Mexicans are obviously used to having tacos very early for breakfast, our stomach is irritable anyway. It's a stomach that gets irritated by this kind of thing.


LOZANO: But most of all we get irritated by the prejudices, ma'am. What we don't have to get used to is precisely those words, regardless of who says them. The first lady has already apologized, but yes, through her spokesperson, not herself. Lack of sensitivity, of knowledge, lack of understanding the culture of Latino communities in the nation. That is what we should not have for breakfast or lunch or dinner. Because here comes lesson 2: Latinos are not tacos, it is important to say it again, like the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and many other organizations that protect us, that educate us and that were upset by the First Lady´s awful analogy. Because prejudice then turns into violence, and we end up watching, we end up suffering, telling stories that hurt Latinos and the entire country so much. Anyway, I'll eat a taco if it's beef tongue.