Thursday, November 14, 2013



UCB bans "illegal immigrant"

You can be an immigrant while not legally permitted to be one but you are not an illegal immigrant?

The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory.

In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.”

The “resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign” was approved 18 to 0 with one abstention on Oct. 30, according to a copy of the meeting’s minutes obtained by The College Fix.

Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that a public university’s student government has voted to eradicate the phrase. UCLA passed a nearly identical measure in late August.

There are an estimated 900 students in the country illegally who are currently enrolled in the 10-campus, University of California system, according to UC officials. These students live in “fear” because former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano is now president of the UC system, according to the resolution, which aims to “create a safe campus environment for all students.”

“The ‘I’ word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal infraction,” states the resolution, which notes some journalists have stopped using the term.

“No human being is illegal,” the resolution continues. “ ‘Foreign nationals,’ ‘undocumented immigrants,’ ‘immigrants without papers’ and ‘immigrants seeking status’ are examples of terms we can use that do not dehumanize people.”

Source

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Immigrants without papers." That is where the term whop orriginated. It is now deemed offensive. It will only be a short time till all suggested replacemant terms are offensive. This has no end.

Shitfaced in East LA said...

At least wetback is still OK.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should just call them "unendorsed relocatee".

Anonymous said...

This, coming from the birthplace of political correctness, should not surprise anyone. Just wait until next week when they ban "drug dealer", and replace it with, "pharmaceutical entrepreneur".

It's Mexifornia. Who cares...

Anonymous said...

In reality they are "undocumented democrats" but "foreign nationals illegally in the country" is too long. Immigration status inside the USA is either legal or illegal, and it is bogus to say it is a "civil" mater, which it is not but that just shows the value of an education at UCB.

MDH

Anonymous said...

They are wrong. It is a criminal offense, not a civil one to be an illegal alien. The first time is a misdemeanor and the second is a felony. So I guess that college education those students are getting is useless.

Anonymous said...

1:51...

"WOP" does not derive from "without papers."

"The word comes from guappo, a word in Sicilian and Neapolitan dialects that means a swaggering thug. It’s ultimately derived from the Latin vappa, or “sour wine,” a word the Romans used figuratively for a worthless guy."

Source (one of many) : http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2011/08/wop.html



TheOldMan said...

They are not "undocumented", their documents are for a different country.

Anonymous said...

Undocumented democrats, THTAT is why they want them "documented" so they can vote!

Don't think so? Well if these people were streaming across the border and voting republican, the dems would be down there lining up on the border making a human shield to stop them!

Anonymous said...

how about non legal aliens?

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare was right about giving names!

Anonymous said...

no word should be illegal