Opinion | There Is Nothing Wrong With Julián Castro’s Spanish – The New York Times

What makes Mr. Castro Latino is not whether he speaks Spanish. It is shared history and experience, including the deep-seated public curiosity about his relationship with Spanish. Few other communities of third-generation Americans feel the same pressure to speak their grandparents’ language as Latinos do. But instead of celebrating Mr. Castro’s linguistic heritage and his commitment to reconnecting with it, in the same way we admire Mr. Buttigieg for being a polyglot, we keep policing whether and how well Mr. Castro speaks Spanish.