A commentary by an NBC News writer earned some epic backlash for calling Spanish “the most all-American language.”
On a holiday weekend when Americans are remembering the nation’s fallen heroes, NBC News’ main Twitter account touted the piece written by Gustavo Arellano, who is also a columnist for The Los Angeles Times opinion section.
Opinion | Spanish, not English, is the most all-American language https://t.co/YjXaGWnIo2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 27, 2018
“Is it dangerous to speak Spanish in public in Trump’s America? Well, sí!” the commentary read.
The headline, “Spanish, not English, is the most all-American language and has been for centuries,” kicked off the piece in which Arellano argued that Spain established colonies in the New World before the English settled Jamestown in 1607.
The opinion piece was slammed on Twitter as “silly” and “stupid news” as well as “anti white propaganda.”
Ah yes, it was Spanish speaking people who fought America’s independence, founded the country, and fought and died in World War I and II, nice historical revisionism. What’s next? The Roman Empire was actually run by Sub Saharan Africans?
— Hirsty 🇺🇸 (@TheHirsty) May 27, 2018
This article is written in …wait for it…English. NBC News more & more sounds like some indoctrinated intern waist deep in cultural Marxism got the keys to the office.
— BearNJ (@jimbearNJ) May 27, 2018
I guess the French are racist when they scoff at people for speaking English in their country, if you use the logic of this article. What makes American English beautiful is that it encompasses several languages. The writer is biased and ignorant.
— AnneX (@allannex) May 27, 2018
Arellano focused on the history of Spanish in the U.S. and “anti-Latino” backlash.
“The reality is that speaking Spanish in the United States has always been dangerous: In this age of social media, the rest of the country is just learning about what Latinos have had to deal with for generations,” Arellano wrote.
Multiculturalism for White countries only.
You would never say that to, lets say, the Japanese people.
— 🌼 High Tide 🌼 (@WeAreWatching1) May 27, 2018
Spanish is from Spain and Latin America, not the USA. It might have existed in some of the states prior to becoming states, but English is, and has always been, the dominant language in the USA.
— 🇺🇸Brian🇺🇸 (@kapiro81) May 28, 2018
— AudumnBlossom (@AudumnBlossom) May 27, 2018
“Now, with an increasingly diverse America, speaking Spanish is just going back to our roots — roots that modern-day Know-Nothings fear being left out of,” Arellano continued. “So get with the program, racists, and learn Spanish. And for the record: when we speak Español, we’re not talking about you. We don’t even care about you.”
I’m wondering what the purpose of this new BS fake narrative could be.
— Mári (@Dijzeltweet) May 27, 2018
Twitter users lit him up.
Gustavo Arellano, the author, is a nobody that NBC plucked out of nowhere to write this non sourced, unfounded, bigoted article. It’s printed to sow seeds of anger and discontent. It’s an atrocious piece of fiction,only purpose is to offend Mexican Americans. Disgusting.
— Pat Walsh (@outsource1bene2) May 28, 2018
— Wild Hogs (@WildHogs6) May 28, 2018
The insane leftist media has totally lost its senses…. SMH…
— Jeff Reynolds (@SDDNOLE) May 28, 2018
More proof that the fake news leftist hack Media has lost its mind. Last I checked the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written in English.
— TRUMPTASTIC NYC (@Mattwoodnyc3) May 27, 2018
Tweeted in English. The irony
— Speling champ 1992 (@Aaron_Saunder) May 27, 2018
Democrats, you support this propaganda? This bullshit on memorial day.?
— Daniel James (@Dansolo66) May 28, 2018
Opinion: Slow news day, write a headline to get clicks
— Ron (@TallyOkie) May 27, 2018
Just when you think you have seen it all, another kind of stupid comes along…
— AMckenny 👠❤ 🇺🇸 (@mckenny1210) May 28, 2018
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