Sunday, March 31, 2013



US congressman apologises for racial slur

Nobody must be offended any more

LONG-SERVING US Republican politician Don Young has issued an apology after sparking criticism for referring to Hispanic migrant farmworkers as "wetbacks."

"My father had a ranch; we used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," Young, one of the most senior members of the US House of Representatives, said in a radio interview.

"It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine."

The term "wetbacks" has a pejorative and racist connotation and is occasionally used to refer to undocumented migrants, particularly those who arrived from Mexico.

In a statement, Young apologised for the slur, saying he employed a "term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in central California."

"I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect," he said.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm more than sick of the lame-ass politicos apologizing ever time the left decides to whine about some innocuous remark. If he felt it absolutely necessary to issue an apology, I would suggest as follows: I mistakenly used the term wetback, what I meant to say was criminal, border jumping Mexicans.

Anonymous said...

I'm more than sick of the lame-ass politicos apologizing ever time the left decides to whine about some innocuous remark. If he felt it absolutely necessary to issue an apology, I would suggest as follows: I mistakenly used the term wetbacks, what I meant to say was criminal, border jumping Mexicans.

Anonymous said...

"The term "wetbacks" has a pejorative and racist connotation..."

In the PC-infected society we live in, what term/word doesn't? And, Mr. Young should have known that illegals no longer need to swim across. They're now supplied with boats which we most likely pay for. Then they see that welcoming sign:

WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF FOOLS

Anonymous said...

Q. Who's the most important guy at a Mexican wedding?

A. The guy with the jumper cables.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!

TheOldMan said...

That's nothing, remember when Robert "KKK" Byrd (D, WVa) spoke about white n*ggers on a televised interview? Well you probably don't because the pemanently aggrieved did not raise a fuss.