NBC calls Tom Brokaw’s assimilation comments ‘inaccurate and inappropriate’

"I never intended to disparage any segment of our rich, diverse society which defines who we are." - Brokaw Twitter apology.

New York (CNN Business) – NBC News, facing mounting backlash stemming from former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw‘s comments that Hispanics should “work harder at assimilation” into American culture, distanced the network from his “inappropriate” commentary.

“Tom’s comments were inaccurate and inappropriate and we’re glad he apologized,” an NBC spokesperson said Monday.

Also on Monday, an alliance of Latino advocacy groups wrote an open letter to NBC demanding more than just an apology.

“Mr. Brokaw’s comments are more than just out-of-touch musings,” the letter said. “Mr. Brokaw’s comments are part of a legacy of anti-Latino sentiment that is spreading freely in 2019.”

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