Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

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Hey Rob...

It's Friday. I'm cold and sleepy, and I have 3 hours til my next class.

Guess what I'm gonna do! :D

ETA: Had to comment on this first:

The head of an Atlanta-based political action committee says the term 'illegal immigrant' is as offensive a slur to Latinos that the n-word is the African-Americans, reports the Atlanta Constitution.

"I can't speak for other immigrant groups," says Gonzalez, head of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, "but on behalf of the Latino community, many people I speak to on a day-to-day basis think it serves to dehumanize the person, makes them less than human. Similar to the way the n-word was used to dehumanize African-Americans."

Gonzalez says he plans to lobby state lawmakers to use the term "undocumented workers" when talking about Mexicans and other foreigners here illegally.

The Centers for Immigration Studies in Washington traces the preferred term to the Carter-era Immigration and Naturalization Service. "People wanted a P.C. word that downplayed the illegality of illegal immigration," says Mark Krikorian, the center's executive director.

Unhuh. And what about the ones who aren't working?

Gimme a break.

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