What The Hell Is Tom Brokaw Talking About?

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"NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw apologized Sunday evening for comments he made earlier in the day on 'Meet the Press' calling for Hispanics in the U.S. to 'work harder at assimilation.'

The comments from the former host of 'NBC Nightly News' sparked a quick backlash both on social media and on set from PBS 'NewsHour' White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, who also appeared on the same 'Meet the Press' panel. Hours after his comments aired, Brokaw apologized online.

'I am sorry, truly sorry, my comments were offensive to many. The great enduring American tradition of diversity is to be celebrated and cherished,' he wrote on Twitter, part of a flurry of posts backtracking on his earlier remarks. 'I am sorry - I never intended to disparage any segment of our rich, diverse society which defines who we are. ... Finally, I am sorry I failed to convey my strong belief that diversity - dynamic and inclusive is what makes America.'"


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So they need to assimilate but don't you dare marry each other? Dude you need to make up your mind!

Author — Miss Chief

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Assimilate! Meaning please Assimilate to make white people feel comfortable. 🤷🏾‍♂️

Author — James J

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What's wrong with Brokaw? He's is white and grew up in South Dakota, post-WW2. He's only sorry after the backlash, he's not sorry.

Author — Amy Sternheim

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My questions is how come the English people didn't assimilate Native Americans? I'm tired that they speak English and not Cherokee.

Author — Jose Medina

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I believe white people should work harder at not being racist.

Author — Ghetto Poet

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Damn, Brokaw is barely recognizable since he left tv. White people really do age like spoiled milk.

Author — Henry Wimberly

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WHEN SOMEONE SAYS WHO THEY ARE *I BELEIVE THEM* REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY APOLOGIZE BASED ON THE BACKLASH OF THEIR WORDS! *YOU ONLY HAVE TO TELL ME ONCE!*

Author — BFTB Boxing

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We don’t need input from Tom Brokaw anymore. Is he turning into Popeye?

Author — Buckflow

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My grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico over 100 years ago. They came to work on Uncle Sam's railroads while he sent men to fight in WWI. To this day, I still get solicitations in the mail from various companies printed in Spanish, These fools still don't think we know how to speak English. The Anglos will always be ignorant about Hispanics.They'll never get past their ignorance or prejudice.

Author — Gevowavemagnet

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Tom his final act is to be a racist and an old fart.

Author — Yassie Abu

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Tom Brokaw looks like George Burns now. He is a racist by the sounds of it.

Author — torontokat54

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Brokaw himself is an immigrant; he's Canadian.

Author — Thomas Alanis

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What in the hell happened to Brokaw? I know I haven't see him for about 10 years, but man.

Author — seoulmn23

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Tom Brokaw let him out of his mansion & opened the gate ?

Author — airmark02

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We do not want to assimilate. We want to be who we are humans

Author — C Roys

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Tom Brokaw should crawl back under his rock
Why did he re-emerge?

Author — david majerus

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Tom Brokaw already talks like he has a mouth of marbles anyway...no idea what he's on about most of the time anyway...

Author — Panada Bear

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you noticed he eliminated the chinese, europeans, russians etc.

Author — Tony Delmax

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He's talking about how white folks really think -- they're terrified of brown people being the majority in the United States. Spoiler alert, black folks have been knowing this, but nice of him to admit it. Also, for all the Hispanics and other 'brown' people who like to distance themselves from black people at all cost, take note of how 'assimilation' -- which is just code for being more like white people so you can make them feel comfortable -- worked for black people in America.

Author — Victoria Fuller

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If that's how he feels. He's speaking his truth as vile as it is.

Author — 0canadiens81