Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Is 'Illegal' the New N-Word?

Is 'Illegal' the New N-Word?

When a word is combined with negativity, hate, and exclusion, it can quickly transform into a slur. The black community knows all too well how that works. Today, Colorlines has a report that suggests "Illegal," as it applies to undocumented immigrants, just may be going the way of the n-word among Latinos.

From Colorlines:

According to a Fox News Latino poll conducted by Latin Insights, a New York based independent research company, the majority of Latino “likely voters” believe the term, “illegal immigrants,” is offensive. Here’s the breakdown: 46 percent of those polled think the term is offensive, 12 percent think it is neutral and 35 percent think it is accurate.

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Is 'Illegal' the New N-Word?
Jenée Desmond-Harris
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:24:10 GMT

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