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American Heritage Dictionary adds 'offensive' to 'anchor baby'
KPHO ^ | 12/06/11 | Breann Bierman

Posted on 12/09/2011 4:31:44 AM PST by Libloather

American Heritage Dictionary adds 'offensive' to 'anchor baby'
By Breann Bierman
Updated: Dec 06, 2011 3:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (KPHO) - The American Heritage Dictionary has added "offensive" to the definition of "anchor baby" in the dictionary after criticism from Latino groups.

Immigrationimpact.com, a project of the nonprofit American Immigration Council, questioned the inclusion of the "anchor baby" definition. On their website, they describe the new definition as "one that was crafted to reflect more accurately just how artificial a term it really is."

The online version of the American Heritage Dictionary now defines "anchor baby" as:

"Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially when the child's birthplace is thought to have been chosen in order to improve the mother's or other relatives' chances of securing eventual citizenship..."

(Excerpt) Read more at kpho.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anchor; baby; dictionary; offensive
I'm offended by anchor babies. That makes us even.
1 posted on 12/09/2011 4:31:48 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I FIND ALL ANCHOR BABIES OFFENSIVE... AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

LLS


2 posted on 12/09/2011 4:35:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Libloather

3 posted on 12/09/2011 4:39:21 AM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: Libloather

Strictly speaking, this is true. It is offensive that a woman would make an extraordinary effort to get to US soil to have her child for any reason, let alone to have an ‘anchor baby.’

It is the practice itself that is, by definition, an offense, cf defense.


4 posted on 12/09/2011 4:47:22 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Libloather
The American Heritage Dictionary has added "offensive" to the definition of "anchor baby" in the dictionary after criticism from Latino groups.

Does anyone else see the dichotomy here?

What's next, print the dictionary in spanish?

5 posted on 12/09/2011 4:58:28 AM PST by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: CPOSharky

“Honky:
Used as a disparaging term for a white person”
Source: on line American Heritage Dictionary.

Is “disparaging” worse or better than “offensive”? Excuse me while I check that out.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/honky#ixzz1g2eNX3Uc


6 posted on 12/09/2011 5:09:56 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: Libloather
I'm offended by illegal Latinos.
7 posted on 12/09/2011 5:23:44 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like it’s time for them to hoist anchors, and sail south.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 7:09:40 AM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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