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WTF of the Day: Illegals

This really doesn't have anything to do with anything, just something I have noticed over time and heard from the mouths of a lot of people I thought were better than that. I'm talking about folks who call any Mexican or Latin American they come in contact with an illegal. I'm not crazy thinking that's screwed up, right? I mean, I've heard people say things like that immediately followed by the "but I'm not racist" caveat. Except you are. Sorry. You see a person who might not speak your language and looks different than you and you are judging them based on that. Unless you checked that person's papers, I think you're making a pretty snap judgment. Sorry, I don't know where this came from, but I hear it quite a bit in my neck of the woods and I thought I would address it.

posted by brendoman | 08/23/09| 02:59:16 pm| Rants and Raves, WTF of the Day|


3 comments

Comment from: Kirby [Visitor]

It’s always jocks, cheerleaders, and gamers too.


08/24/09 @ 19:19
Comment from: dan [Member] · http://www.brendoman.com/

Ugh. And I thought it was just my high school students. (This is Sara, not Danny. . . I’m too lazy to change the user name.) I also really hate the term “illegal” when it is used to describe people – in my opinion, there are no “illegal” people, just “undocumented” ones.


08/26/09 @ 18:28
Comment from: Dee [Visitor]

Your generalities show your lack of knowledge. Maybe we need to stop the handouts that you are getting and, give then to the illegals you admire so much.


06/29/11 @ 15:18