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.
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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.