Skip to comments.UC BERKELEY STUDENT GOVERNMENT BANS TERM ‘ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT’
Posted on 11/08/2013 3:28:24 PM PST by mandaladon
The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term illegal immigrant from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory.
In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word illegal is racially charged, dehumanizes people, and contributes to punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.
The resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign was approved 18 to 0 with one abstention on Oct. 30, according to a copy of the meetings minutes obtained by The College Fix.
Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that a public universitys student government has voted to eradicate the phrase. UCLA passed a nearly identical measure in late August.
There are an estimated 900 students in the country illegally who are currently enrolled in the 10-campus, University of California system, according to UC officials. These students live in fear because former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano is now president of the UC system, according to the resolution, which aims to create a safe campus environment for all students.
The I word is legally inaccurate since being out of status is a civil rather than criminal infraction, states the resolution, which notes some journalists have stopped using the term.
No human being is illegal, the resolution continues. Foreign nationals, undocumented immigrants, immigrants without papers and immigrants seeking status are examples of terms we can use that do not dehumanize people.
The resolution also calls for administrators and faculty to attend an UndocuAlly training workshop.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecollegefix.com ...
Nwoche said while he sympathized with the situation, he thinks the resolution does not accomplish anything substantial. He added he was disappointed in how a student who spoke against the resolution at an earlier meeting was treated by student senators, who laughed or had their backs turned when the lone protestor addressed the dais...........................More proof liberalism is a mental disease.
Id love to ban Berkeley, permanently..maybe send that college to Mars, they can hang out with Lady Gaga since I hear she is going to Mars too in 2015
Hopefully this will keep them safe when walking the streets of Oakland at night.
Berkley is the cesspool of anti-american thinking.
The technically correct term is “illegal alien”.
It id more accurate to use “illegal alien"
As a school of “higher learning” they should pick up a dictionary and look up the term, “illegal”, them “immigrant”. They also need to be told that PC is just another word for lying to excuse bad behavior and/or shift blame to others.
That is my preferred term for them.
That’s right. An immigrant is by definition legal. A person who is here without the legal right to be here is never an immigrant.
Is this not quite a turnabout from the 1960s when Berkeley led the way with crude, offensive language and flag burning? All in the name of "free speech!" Do their parents approve. Will you be kicked off campus if you utter those words? Do, in fact, the words speak truth?
Are the UC Berkeley students insulting legal immigrants, who waited in line to become citizens? What country do these students represent? Did UC Berkeley dumb down their entrance requirements, or are only Democrats accepted at the school?
A few days ago a man here locally(East Los Angeles) drove his car into a bus stop injuring two people, including a pregnant woman..he got out of his car, took his kid and bailed..turns out the guy(Who is still wanted by police) is here ILLEGALLY(I know, surprise surprise) and is uninsured..but hey, maybe Jerry Brown can give this guy a drivers license, he sure deserves one/sarc
UC BERKELEY STUDENT GOVERNMENT BANS CAL BEAR FOOTBALL BECAUSE
the word illegal is racially charged”
Ineligible member(s) of kicking team going beyond line of scrimmage before ball is kicked.
Illegal block above the waist.
Illegal crackback block by offense.
Illegal low block
Illegal equipment. (Player may return after one down when legally equipped.)
This from the home of the 1964 “Free Speech Movement.”
Correct. They have no intention of becoming Americans.
If the abstention hadn’t come from someone named Solomon Nwoche, the proverbial kettle of tar would be boiling about now, and the crypto-communists there would be looking around for vegan feathers.
This is the real meaning of Mario Savio's 60's rant and protest for "Free Speech" as a forerunner of the hippie movement. It was a protest outside of the Constitutionally guaranteed "freedom of speech."
Mario Savios protest was that speech must be "OUR FORM" of "free speech." "OUR FORM" of "free speech" is WE can use foul language anytime we want to and we can ban YOU from expressing certain opinions or concepts offensive to us.
Mario Savio and the hippie movement was the harbinger of Socialist tyranny and oppression.
My how times have changed. They went from wetbacks to illegal immigrants to illegal aliens to Obama voters.
***No human being is illegal***
Don’t think so? Why don’t you smart-a$$e$ go climb the White House fence and run as fast as you can up to one of the windows. And tell the Secret Service you have a right to do this because you’re ‘human’.
If you’re still alive come back and we’ll see if your perspective on illegal entry has changed.
lets see how ideological they are when they graduate and can’t find jobs.
ah yes Berkeley the epicenter of the 60’s FREE SPEECH movement shuts down free speech.
All for banning “illegal immigrant”...
if replacing it with either Crimigrant or Criminalien. The latter preferred.
The way to stop this idiocy is for more Conservatives to be active in student govt while in college.
So they’re back to illegal aliens?
I could count the number of Conservatives at UC Berkeley on my middle finger.
Good, because Illegal Alien is a much more descriptive title. These law breaking criminals are not immigrants, or they would have come here legally! They mooch off our tax dollars, rob, rape and murder our citizens and deserve jail and then deportation. Bezerkly can KMA.
I think the institution of UC Berkeley, particularly its leadership and a large portion of its faculty, have in certain ways had a horrendously negative influence on the whole nation and have, directly and indirectly, lowered the quality of life for millions of Americans.
For moe, even that term is too soft. Prefixing an action with "illegal" is used for relatively innocuous things such as "illegal fishing" or "illegal parking". My preference for describing the human flotsam and jetsam flooding America would be "criminal invaders" or perhaps "alien terrorists".
the NYC mayor elect calls them undocumented citizens....now isn’t that special....
They're not biased or anything, are they?
BTW, Berkeley -- you can't do that. You can't ban speech. Remember Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement, right on your own campus, back in 1962?
Oh, right -- he was a Communist. Big difference. Sorry, my bad.
I always use the more appropriate term, Foreign Invaders.
They are exactly right to ban the term “illegal immigrant.”
They are “illegal aliens.”
An immigrant by definition is a legal resident and has a “green card” in his/her possession as proof.
Okay - Just call them what they are: CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS
Since ‘illegal immigrant’ is not acceptable at UC Berkeley I will henceforth use the term, “wetback”.
Is referring to Irish, Ukrainian and Russians within the USA without proper immigration paperwork, as ‘Illegal Immigrants’ racial charged?
Unfortunately for them this is still America. If I want to call an illegal immigrant an illegal immigrant, then I will.
Changing the name does not negate that they are in our Country ILLEGALLY!
Purely Orwellian. Twist and pervert language to the point where no one can see sense or reason.
The Left has Fascist tendencies - it’s always about control...I’m so glad I left there in ‘78...had had enough of political correctness even back then.
Fine by me. Just call them criminals.
They are coming through sophisticated tunnels now, so I guess we have to call them “drybacks”
The correct term is “illegal alien.”
Ah, you pointed it out before I did!
I guess they’re still OK with wetback?
Foreign Criminal Alien
fine, “foreign invaders” it is.
No human being is illegal,
Technically true...but irrelevant sophistry. It is their location that is illegal.
after they pick up a dictionary (a foreign language book to many of these so-called students) and see the definition of “illegal” and “immigrant” or “alien”, they should also pick up and read a copy of the Constitution of the USA (perhaps for the first time).
Then they must read the “Bill of Rights” esp. the First Amendment. Nah, that won’t happen in their miserable lifetime. They are so anally PC that you couldn’t get a colonoscope in there.
The “Free Speech Movement” in Berkeley, was, in part, Mario Savio anarchy and Communist Party totalitarianism, led by Bettina Aptheker, CPUSA, and daughter of Party theoretician Herbert Aptheker (Moscow’s so-called Party ideologue master).
Bettina’s name was unaffectionally “Bettina Batcrapper”.
I once asked old Herb, before an audience of about 500 people at a Temple Un. guest speaker’s program, about his talk on “self determination of people”.
I asked him that since he was so in favor of the “self determination of people” against repression, was he also in favor of the rights of the people of Hungary in 1956 to rise up against their Soviet/Communist slavemasters in order to exercise their right of “self-determination”.
My question got a few boos from the resident reds.
His answer as that this wasn’t an act of “self determination” but an attempt to reimpose fascism on Hungary.
The audience back then was smart enough to see through his dialectical bullshit. Point scored for the good guys.
Today, Aptheker would be the head of the Political Science department in most universities (even though he’s been dead for years).
You know the old saying: “Old reds never die; they just smell that way”.
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