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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

DO YOU HAVE YOUR GRINGO MASK?

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  1. Jack's Avatar
    'Now we could see how some might find the mask offensive - kind of along the lines of the infamous "Illegal alien with green card" Halloween costume of last year.'

    Not Hispanic advertising agency Zubi Advertising:

    'We understand from your responses that some people might equate the word "Gringo" with an ethnic slur. We do not. It is simply a slang term used to describe Caucasians, and we don't assign any negative connotations to it.'

    So they know people are offended but they don't care--gotcha. Don't they know that it doesn't matter what they think, but how the recipient of an ethnic label feels? In any context, let alone a highly charged political one, if a non-Hispanic ad agency made an Amerindian or Mestizo mask, sign, flier, etc. and used a disparaging word to describe a race of people, I wonder what the reaction would be? Would they get away with casually dismissing the feelings of offended parties?

    grin?go (grngg)
    n. pl. grin?gos Offensive Slang
    Used as a disparaging term for a foreigner in Latin America, especially an American or English person.
  2. Jack's Avatar
    If I recall, wasn't Greg offended by the "illegal alien" costume? This is arguably more offensive.
  3. George Chell in Singapore's Avatar
    They need some serious skin whiteners from India.
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