President Joe Biden faced backlash on Thursday for using a term for Latinos that some consider offensive, suggesting that Latinos are illegal aliens, and for mixing up the Tuskegee Airmen with the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
“There’s a reason why it’s been harder to get African Americans initially to get vaccinated because they’re used to being experimented on, the Tuskegee Airmen and others,” Biden said. “People have memories. People have long memories.”
As explained by the National Park Service, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study are two entirely separate things and are not related.
“It’s awful hard as well to get latinx vaccinated as well,” Biden continued. “Why? They’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported.”
Biden faced backlash online for his remarks about Latinos as only 3% of Latinos use the woke term “latinx.”https://twitter.com/ZaidJilani/status/1408187686997868544
‘Ugh. Sleepy uses the offensive and woke term LatinX. He also assumes that Hispanic Americans are here illegally?’ responded Steve Cortes.
‘We should actually deport anyone who uses “Latinx” unironically,’ said Sohrab Ahmari.
‘STOP CALLING US LATINX @JoeBiden!!!!!! WE ARE LATINOS!’ added on user.
‘Continuing the soft bigotry… just like his view that voter ID requirements are bigoted b/c minorities aren’t capable of getting government-issued IDs…’ added another.
‘Yep, were all worried we’ll be deported. Never mind I was born in California. Seriously, Joe, thats what you think of Latinos?’ one user responded.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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