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  •  Even the word "illegals" is not (1+ / 0-)
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    elliott

    troll-worthy. It is often used as an abbreviation for "illegal immigrants". Words that are used commonly and widely accepted should not be trollrated.

    •  Using the word "illegals" ... (1+ / 0-)
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      Dianna

      ... to describe human beings should not be widely accepted.  What is wrong about starting to retire that phrase here?  How is it defensible?

      I think it should be troll worthy.  I also don't like the term "illegal immigrants."  Again, kos used the term "undocumented workers."  It's far more accurate a description.

      I won't TR anyone who uses the term.  I will certainly both question it and oppose it, however.

      But when it comes to calling people "illegals,"  no, the reason it's "accepted" is because the right wing has injected this into our national conversation.  It's a right wing label meant to dehumanize, and I see no damage to educating ourselves to that fact.

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