Referring to a term illegal alien – an accurate definition of one who enters and stays in a country illegally – is not racist. To do so significantly changes the definition of racism and does harm to individuals who are exposed to true bigotry and racism.
In this clip from O’Reilly last night on Fox – courtesy Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit – Monica Novoa from the Applied Research Center can’t even bring herself to admit she wants open borders, but you know by her tone and inflection that’s what she wants … because it’s humane.
Novoa, a communication strategist and organizer, (that should tell you something right there) is spearheading (can I use that word?) a campaign entitled “Drop the I-word” encouraging people and the media to stop using the term illegal alien when referring to an undocumented worker. If she is successful, I guarantee the word “undocumented” will be next on her list of words to ban because in our current social climate, almost any word can be labeled as racist.
In Novoa’s fantasy land, if we officially replace “illegal” with “undocumented”, that step will be part of the equation to reduce racism and become a more humane culture. Yeah, OK … keep dreaming sister.