Veteran Tom Brokaw is learning the hard way that you NEVER. APOLOGIZE. TO SJWS.

It’s been widely understood for ages that the United States is a melting pot. A soup of many different ingredients that creates a unique and original flavor not often found anywhere else in the world.  Each individual flavor contributes to the soup, but in the end, it’s all combined into one all-American dish. The new left, however, wants us to look at the United States like a salad, where each individual ingredient is there, but it stands out. A part of the dish, but separate.

Brokaw is clearly a student of the former analogy and believes that migrating to the United States means falling in with the customs and common language of the country while still maintaining your own sense of individual idioms and customs. It’s proven to be a healthy and fun way of introducing and mixing your culture into American society.

But Brokaw apparently goofed by expressing this opinion.

As reported by my colleague Alex Parker, Brokaw was on Meet the Press where he suggested that Hispanics coming into the country would do well to assimilate into the larger culture.

“A lot of this we don’t want to talk about, but the fact is on the Republican side, a lot of people see the rise of an extraordinary important new constituency in American politics — Hispanics, who will come here and all be Democrats. … I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation. That’s one of the things that I’ve been saying for a long time, that they ought not to be codified in their communities but make sure that all of their kids are learning to speak English and they feel comfortable in the communities. And that’s going to take outreach on both sides, frankly.”

This is a common sense stance if ever there was one. A group of people coming to a larger culture would do well to learn it and become a part of it instead of making it more difficult for themselves to work within it by isolating themselves culturally and linguistically.

This, however, is a racist thought nowadays, according to the left, who proceeded to jump on Brokaw with all the rage of a social justice warrior who just heard the word “no.” As Parker highlighted, Brokaw was called a “xenophobe,” a “white supremacist,” and “stunningly ignorant.”

Instead of defending his positions, however, Brokaw crumpled like a cheap suit and took to Twitter to express his remorse for saying something so horrendous as suggesting migrants become more economically and culturally literate about the place they moved to.

“I feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture,” tweeted Brokaw.

He then proceeded to flash his reporter cred that lauded the accomplishments and culture of the Hispanic community as well as finding common ground, not creating division.

Of course, if he thought that apologizing to the SJW crowd would be enough, Brokaw learned he was sadly mistaken as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists proved that apologies are just the go-ahead to bullies to beat you up.

“To assert that the U.S. is not the melting pot that the country prides itself on being, is disinformation as the U.S. has always had immigrants and a mixture of races, religious beliefs and languages in its history. It is these values in fact that makes the country fascinating and has spread the ‘American Dream,'” the group said according to Fox News. “The ‘sorry some Hispanics were offended’ apology tweeted by Tom Brokaw earlier this evening is not an apology at all. It only further demonstrates Brokaw’s lack of understanding of what forced assimilation does to communities.”

Brokaw was 100 percent correct before he was so very wrong. He had nothing to apologize for, and was absolutely spot on with his suggestion.

The melting pot is the goal, and what groups like the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is suggesting is so detrimental to the Hispanic community it claims to represent that it’s a wonder no one is calling them out on it. Isolating a culture inside a larger one is a surefire way to stagnate and poor, and refusing to melt in with the successful culture around you will only make those who refuse to participate ignorant and miserable.

Brokaw should have stuck with his guns, but seems to be unfamiliar with the way the left works today. They don’t want an apology, they want a stage to be outraged on, and Brokaw provided it. Anything he says at this point will be used against him in the court of public opinions, and no matter how sensible or apologetic it is, it will be twisted into something that works against him.