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Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

If George Zimmerman wants to downplay his Latino side, so be it. We wouldn’t know about it if not for his notoriety. We wouldn’t care if he were George “who?” If he were just another random son of a Peruvian immigrant we’d grant him the option to self-identify as a Latino, or not, or Peruvian-American, or Hispanic, or whatever suited his personal point of view. continue reading »

DREAMers Call On Senators Schumer, Rubio to Condem Racist Comment

The DREAM Action Coalition is urging New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio to publicly condemn Rep. Young’s insensible and insulting remarks of calling Latino workers “wetbacks.” continue reading »

Republican Don Young Apologizes For “Wetback” Comment

Long-serving Republican lawmaker Don Young has issued an apology after sparking criticism for referring to Hispanic migrant farmworkers as "wetbacks." continue reading »

National Review Online (NRO), Stands by Writers Use of Word “Wetback”

One might expect National Review Online (NRO), the conservative commentary outlet, to be particularly sensitive to any racist language given two recent dust ups — one writer was recently fired for penning a screed against black people, and another was let go after NRO discovered he was part of a white nationalist group. continue reading »