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"Illegals" is the N word

Got into it with a friend over politics yesterday. Out of the blue he sends me a link to a story from 30 years ago about how HRC made money by someone cheating on a commodities account. I responded that I wasn't about to let claims of 30 year old failings make my decision - I was concerned with issues like the minimum wage.

He responds - we can't change the minimum wage until we deal with the "illegals."

I went off on him, said I was tired of this hate. He tells me this isn't about racism - he gives money to help the poor - as long as they are Americans.

I tell him - "If you don't hate them - don't call them illegals. For me - it is the equivalent of nigger."

I'm going to stay with this, Every time I hear these foreign workers referred to as "Illegals" I will tell the speaker that he needs to think of these people as human beleings - trying to feed their families, that I feel calling someone am "illegal" is the same as calling someone nigger - it is hate speech.

Posted: 04/15/2016 at 08:32AM


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"Illegals" is the N word -- cswilliam 04/15/2016 08:32AM
  As a black man I find your views ignorant and racist. -- MillardBuff 04/15/2016 9:24PM
  A bond ??? -- MillardBuff 04/15/2016 9:39PM
  Of course not -- buffdad 04/15/2016 9:52PM
  Yes. ** -- Buffs4Ever 04/15/2016 6:05PM
  Questions -- PappaCoon 04/15/2016 12:03PM
  Re: -- knuckledragger 04/15/2016 10:53AM
  I suppose that view has some validity, but -- buffdad 04/15/2016 11:33AM
  Re: I suppose that view has some validity, but -- knuckledragger 04/15/2016 12:41PM
  Re: I suppose that view has some validity, but -- Gateway 04/15/2016 6:04PM
  I agree with everything you said -- buffdad 04/15/2016 12:48PM
  Re: -- Luther 04/15/2016 10:04AM
  He's An Idiot. ** -- TucsonBuff 04/15/2016 12:47PM
  He's not an idiot. However, -- Luther 04/15/2016 2:06PM
  Re: He's not an idiot. However, -- Aussie Buff 04/15/2016 2:16PM
  All you say is true -- buffdad 04/15/2016 2:25PM
  Your post for the day? ** -- buffdad 04/15/2016 12:49PM