San Francisco Mayor London Breed apologizes for comments about Hondurans – Bay Area NBC

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is apologizing for comments she made during a broadcast earlier this month.

Breed was all smiles at an event at Manny’s in the Mission on Wednesday night. She was there to talk about the positive things about San Francisco.

Breed left without answering media questions after clarifying statements she made on KQED on Oct. 5.

“Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who come from a certain country from Honduras and a lot of people who sell that drug are of that nationality,” she said.

Breed added that she was not racially profiled and that this was true.

The reaction wasn’t immediate until the video started making the rounds.

Some people were angry and accused the mayor of singling out Hondurans. While there were others who supported what she said.

Earlier Wednesday, Breed issued the following statement:

“I want to apologize to the Latino community for what I said and how I said it. In trying to explain what is happening in the Tenderloin, I have failed to accurately and comprehensively discuss the incredibly complex situation in our city and Central America.”

“I accept the apology only because we know she meant well,” said Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Carlos Solorzano.

Solorzano said the chamber’s 2018 survey of eight Tenderloin blocks showed that most of the drug dealers were Honduran minors, who made money there to send to their families.

But he added that there is a big, but especially in today’s cultural climate.

“We also have to understand that we’re not just listing one ethnicity that’s not good enough anymore, with all the turmoil we have between the Hispanic community, the African American community, the Asian community. We need to work together more, so we need to be more aware of what we’re saying when we point fingers, especially at that,” he said.

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