Get your bumper sticker now!

Florida Professor Bans Students From Using 'Racial Slurs' Like 'Illegal Alien'

4.7k views

Alas, the War on Words continues.

According to Campus Reform, a professor at the University of Florida has banned his students from using the terms “illegal alien” or “illegals” to describe…well, illegal aliens, saying such phrases are not “respectful” to the nation’s undocumented populace.

““I ask you not to use terms like ‘illegal immigrants’, ‘illegal aliens’, ‘the illegals,’” anthropology instructor Max Van Oostenburg told students in the accompanying instructions for an online assignment. The mandate included a link to a CNN op-ed claiming that the phrase “illegal immigrant” is a racial slur.

Campus Reform also obtained a copy of Oostenburg’s course syllabus, which states student “will receive 0 points if your posts are disrespectful, offensive, or contains racial/ethnic slurs.”

Unfortunately for Oostenburg, the term “illegal alien” is, in fact, the correct legal term to describe a non-U.S. citizen who's residing in the United States without the proper documents – or, more succinctly, illegally. Likewise, the word “alien,” whether “illegal” or not, simply refers to a person who’s in the United States but whose citizenship or legal residency is tied to another country.

But, as is typical with the left, one should remember never to let facts get in the way of feelings. After all, that's what academia is all about, no?

 

MRCTV Reader,

The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview.

MRCTV is the multimedia division of MRC featuring original content and aggregated videos of the news, people, and events conservatives care about.

MRCTV relies on the support of our loyal readers (and video viewers) to keep providing the news and commentary that matter to the American people, not just stories that prop up the liberal agenda.

Make a donation today. Just $15 a month would make a tremendous impact and enable us to keeping shining the light where the liberal media are afraid to tread.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our MRCTV newsletter to receive the latest news.

Sponsored Links