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Jill Biden’s apology to the Latino community seriously split Twitter

First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary, Michael LaRosa, tweeted on the morning of July 12, “The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything other than pure admiration and love for the Latino community.” Some Twitter users expressed disappointment that the apology came through Biden’s press secretary rather than posting the statement on his own platform, saying the apology didn’t seem sincere. Other users thanked her for listening to the comments and acknowledging when an apology was warranted – and are glad the White House took the time to listen and learn from the hurtful comments, even if they did not intend to offend.

Some have criticized that liberals and progressives can go too far in their “awakening”. In 2019, President Barack Obama said The New York Times that even “awakened” individuals make mistakes, saying, “The world is messy, there are ambiguities. People who do very good things have flaws.” Other activists expressed the importance of holding those in positions of power accountable for their words and actions, even when they are on the same side of the political line. Queer and Muslim writer Afrim Ahmed cites the importance of recognizing the implicit biases that can perpetuate things like internalized racism, misogyny and homophobia in their lives. Grace article.