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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:25 AM

Bob Schieffer Uses "Illegals" Slur To Describe Undocumented Immigrants

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer slurred undocumented immigrants as "illegals," a term that has been condemned by several prominent journalistic organizations.

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Reply Bob Schieffer Uses "Illegals" Slur To Describe Undocumented Immigrants (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 OP
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #1
Bette Noir Nov 2012 #2
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #3

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:37 AM

1. I wouldn't go as far as to call it a slur, but it shouldn't be used by journalists

The reason is because it's misleading and grammatically incorrect.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:21 AM

2. Trust me: it's a slur.

Calling someone "illegal" defines him/her as someone who does not have the right to exist. In much of the Southwest, this has lead to killings.

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Response to Bette Noir (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:41 AM

3. That's just because those people are using it as a perjorative

It doesn't really matter what you call them because those who hate will use that term to further their hate regardless. I was born in the Southwest and have lived here for most of my life. I understand what you're referring to very well.

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