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Wetback (slur)

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Wetback is a derogatory term used in the United States to refer to foreign citizens living in the U.S., most commonly those from Mexico, especially to those ...

Urban Dictionary: Wetback

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"Wetback is a derogatory term used to describe Mexicans who have immigrated illegally to the United States by swimming or wading across the Rio Grande--the  ...

Wetback | Definition of Wetback by Merriam-Webster

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Define wetback: a Mexican who enters the United States illegally—wetback in a sentence.

Wetback | Define Wetback at Dictionary.com

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Wetback definition, a contemptuous term used to refer to a Mexican laborer who enters the U.S. illegally, as by wading the Rio Grande. See more.

Donald Trump endorsed 'Operation Wetback' — but not by name ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/11/11/donald-trump-endorsed-operation-wetback-but-not-by-name/

Nov 11, 2015 ... "Wetbacks." In 1954, Eisenhower's attorney general, Herbert Brownell, expanded a Border Patrol effort to repatriate Mexicans who had entered ...

Mexican slur has long history in politics - USA Today

www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/29/mexican-immigration-slur-history/2036329/

Mar 29, 2013 ... Critics say the term wetback — which refers to workers who came to the United States by swimming across the Rio Grande — has never been ...

Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback' - NPR

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/11/455613993/it-came-up-in-the-debate-here-are-3-things-to-know-about-operation-wetback

Nov 11, 2015 ... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed to the Eisenhower-era program that deported masses of Latino immigrants. But the ...

For Latinos, a Spanish word loaded with meaning - latimes

articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/01/local/la-me-latino-labels-20130402

Apr 1, 2013 ... When Boyle Heights shop owner Arturo Macias hears fellow Latinos use the Spanish word for "wetback," he doesn't necessarily take offense.

What's Wrong with "Wetback"?: What a Congressman's Slur Reveals -

www.racismreview.com/blog/2013/04/11/whats-wrong-with-wetback-what-a-congressmans-slur-reveals/

Apr 11, 2013 ... Alaska Congressman Don Young (R-AK) referred to Mexican farm workers as “ wetbacks.” in a recent radio interview on KRBD-FM (Ketchikan, ...

First “Wetbacks,” Then “Illegal Aliens,” and Now “Anchor Babies ...

sandiegofreepress.org/2015/09/first-wetbacks-then-illegal-aliens-and-now-anchor-babies-the-continued-scapegoating-of-mexicans/

Sep 3, 2015 ... “Anchor baby” and automatic “birthright citizenship,” thanks to Donald Trump, are the debate topics de jure. Anchor baby is the pejorative term ...

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wet·back
[wet-bak]
NOUN [SLANG: EXTREMELY DISPARAGING AND OFFENSIVE.]
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Mexican laborer who enters the U.S. illegally, as by wading the Rio Grande.
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