Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ten Politically-Correct Alternatives to the Term, "Illegal Immigrant"

Act #83:  Question labels.

It was just another day rallying against immigration for Secretary of State, Kris Kobach when he appeared before Kansas legislature to push a law that would disqualify "undocumented immigrants" from paying in-state tuition at public universities.  Or so he thought.  Little did he know that he would be stumped by State Representative Ponka-We Victors (D-Wichita), a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona, when she made the following statement, as she questioned the bill, " I think it's funny Mr. Kobach, because when you mention illegal immigrant, I think of all of you."

The crowd cheered.

In light of these events, I wanted to make sure that others didn't make the same mistake that Mr. Kobach did and I wanted to offer a few alternate, more politically-correct options for terms such as illegal immigrant, undocumented worker, illegal alien, and green-card holder:

1.   Person
2.   Human 
3.   Community Member
4.   Individual
5.   Mortal
6.   Homo Sapien
7.   Earthling
8.   Man
9.   Woman
10. Child
Oh Great Spirit, who made all races,
look kindly upon the whole human
family and take away the arrogance
and hatred which separates us
from our brothers.
~ Cherokee Prayer

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