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Monday, July 20, 2020

Letter to The Telegraph on the Goya Foods Boycott

Seth Barrett Tillman, Lecturer
Maynooth University Department of Law
(affiliation for identification purposes only)

July 20, 2020

Letter to the Editor
The Telegraph

Re: Rozina Sabur, White House defends Ivanka Trump over Goya Foods ethics violation claim, The Telegraph (U.K.) (16 July 2020, 5:08 PM), <https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/16/white-house-defends-ivanka-trump-goya-foods-ethics-violation/>.

Dear Letters Editor,

Your Washington, DC correspondent, Rozina Sabur, wrote: “The brand’s largely Hispanic customer base said the Goya executive appeared to have overlooked what they termed Mr Trump’s history of making ‘racist’ comments about Latin American immigrants.” Sabur fails to point to even one Hispanic who believes this—much less a significant number of Goya’s Hispanic customer base. Instead, Sabur points to unnamed celebrities and to Trump’s political critics. Meanwhile, United Bodegas of America, i.e., representing many of Goya Foods actual customers, has rejected the purported boycott of Goya products. See <https://abc7ny.com/goya-products-latino-community/6324392/>.


Seth Barrett Tillman (a U.S. national living abroad)

Seth Barrett Tillman, Letter to The Telegraph on the Goya Foods Boycott, New Reform Club (July 20, 2020, 5:14 AM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2020/07/letter-to-telegraph-on-goya-foods.html>; 

1 comment:

Tom Van Dyke said...

And that's the Torygraph. Imagine The Guardian or BBC.