First lady Jill Biden made a gaffe today by comparing Latinos to stereotypical terms such as “bodega” and “breakfast tacos.” While her statement may have sounded innocuous from the literal intent, the result was not pleasing to her intended audiences. Suffice to say that if this were a mainstream Democrat or Republican who said it, that person would be out of politics (or his/her spouse) in nothing flat. Again, I don’t thing that Jill Biden meant to make this statement, but with her outreach capability in these hypersensitized times, politicians and their acolytes need to think before speaking.
The major problem with what Jill Biden said is that one should just use terms which express what a person has accomplished (or not accomplished), or what office that individual is seeking. Never use color of a persons skin, their religion, and don’t express a person’s figure, or looks. Don’t be so stupid as try to pander to a group of individuals.
Just the fact that Jill Biden showed up and was speaking for a person was honorable and honored his or her accomplishments. Would put a smile on their kids and all the people who put in the time and effort for a cause.