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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    And "nigger" is a corrupted form of "negro" which merely means black.
    Not the same thong. Nigger is racial slur, illegals is not. Plus due to its association with the word nigger I seriously doubt that it is acceptable to call any black in this country a negro.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Not the same thing. Nigger is racial slur, illegals is not. Plus due to its association with the word nigger I seriously doubt that it is acceptable to call any black in this country a negro.
    It's funny (not to derail my own thread) but it is interesting how the word "Negro" has played out.

    I never had a problem with Negro as it is a short form derived from the scientific term "negroid": Negroid, or congoid, is a racial category used to describe people of sub-Saharan African origin.

    Yet because of the era it comes from or it's close association with the word "nigger" it has somehow become derogatory.

    Amazing how times change.

    Anyway you are correct in that "illegals" is not a racial term or even a put down of any sort. It simply means a group of people in this country illegally. It is like saying criminals.
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Not the same thong. Nigger is racial slur, illegals is not. Plus due to its association with the word nigger I seriously doubt that it is acceptable to call any black in this country a negro.
    Nor is the use of the term illegal isolated to any single racial or ethnic group.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post


    Was I referring to the entry? Was I referring to a definition, or the context of the term's usage?
    Nothing in the entry pointed to it as a propaganda usage. If the media and politicians were often using it out of context, then yes it would be a propaganda term of sorts. However, it is not. As far as anyone can show, it's only been used widely in the correct usage. It's no differant than saying criminals, which illegal immigrants, regardless of one's sance on immigration, are. I'm not quite sure how a person can use a term correctly, and that be propaganda

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, it is not offensive. Being an alien, and in the country illegally, makes them illegal aliens.
    Well that's what I was going to say.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    It is not -- and if someone -does- take offense to it, I could not possibly care less.

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Is wetback acceptable, since people of any race could have swam across the rio grande?
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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Are Canadians wetbacks?

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    Re: "Illegal Alien"

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Are Canadians wetbacks?
    We generally don't have many water borders with Canada. I guess if an illegal canadian immigrant swam across Lake Superior...
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    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Is wetback acceptable, since people of any race could have swam across the rio grande?
    I don't think so, illegal is illegal.
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