Nov 16, 2007 Immigration
Imagine if employers had a sign in their business that read the same as the title of this post. Imagine the uproar that all the ILLEGAL immigrant groups and the other amnesty seekers would cause. The owner would be called a racist, threatened by the feds, have protest marches at his store and he would be drummed out of business but not before he had to attend sensitivity training. I imagine if he said that the word beaner was not meant as an insult to anyone it would make little difference. Given Dennis Kucinich’s opposition to the word ILLEGAL, the employer might get executed.
According to the Washington Times, “A Casa Furniture and Bedding store in Alexandria has been advertising easy credit with a twist: â€œno gringo papersâ€ necessary.” The word gringo is an offensive word used to refer to a foreigner in Latin America [usually American or English]. An assistant manager says the word gringo is not meant to offend anyone.
Yeah, good luck with that. Of course, it will be overlooked and no one will require the sign to be removed. The ACLU will not file a law suit and these folks will continue to insult Americans in their own country.
BTW, the person tried to explaining that people needed no white papers and that is why the word gringo was used. The Spanish word for white is blanco so if they wanted to say white paper blanco would be the word used.