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Alaska Rep. Don Young Sorry He Called All You Spics ‘Wetbacks’

Alaska Congressman Don Young IS SORRY, OKAY? He is sorry he said, “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.” When he was a young man, that was just how they did. (Note: we are pretty sure “wetbacks” was never not an insult. It is not like “colored” or “negro,” which were once perfectly polite and respectable adjectives and nouns that have changed over time.) But let’s hear some more apology, for larfs! Read more on Alaska Rep. Don Young Sorry He Called All You Spics ‘Wetbacks’…
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National Review’s Style Guide Apparently Takes No Issue With ‘Wetbacks’

National Review famously maintains a roster of aging white nationalists to blab about the non-white aspects of American society in disparaging tones. This is not of my white ’50s culture, they write, and we must stop it. But usually they’ll at least work with sanitized think-tanky buzzwords to describe their pure belief that non-whites are ruining the country. Thoughts on “assimilation,” for example, always add a nice distance to the thing at hand. And yet today, there’s Jay Nordlinger, just stone cold typin’ “wetbacks” as a direct substitute for illegal immigrants, and my god how has this not been changed yet? Read more on National Review’s Style Guide Apparently Takes No Issue With ‘Wetbacks’…