Lou Holtz was recently fired from a future speaking engagement at a Cathedral high school fundraiser.
According to an article in the Times “He endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump …”.
The Times wrote that he also said immigrants needed to assimilate better.
Evidently while speaking at a luncheon he said “I don’t want to speak your language, I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team”.
Many of us see those words as an expression of nationalism.
Evidently some Cathedral alumni considered Holtz’s remarks to be racist. The Times wrote two editorials criticizing the comments.
Many of us would say the same thing about Turkey, Germany, France, or any other county for that matter. Residents of those countries would probably say the same thing about the United States.
Why is it that anything that anyone says about some individual or group that is less than positive is now labelled racist?
We deserve better