(Politico) A coalition of 30 national Latino organizations is calling on Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser to apologize for cursing at Felix Sanchez, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts chairman, after the nonprofit criticized the Kennedy Center Honors for not recognizing more Latinos.
In a statement Wednesday, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda called on Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein to force Kaiser to apologize.
“There is no excuse for Mr. Kaiser’s outburst and it should not and cannot be tolerated,” states National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia. “He profoundly disrespected our colleague Felix Sanchez and the Latino community, a community that merits inclusion and fairness, not insults, when it comes to one of the nation’s highest cultural honors. At the very least, Kaiser owes Mr. Sanchez and our community a sincere apology and it is our hope that the Kennedy Center will take disciplinary action in light of such unacceptable behavior.”