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City bans calling someone an ‘illegal alien’ out of hate

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It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.

The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,'” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

The directive goes on to list several examples of acts and comments that would run afoul of the restrictions, including harassing people over their accents or grasp of English, or wielding the threat of a call to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a tool of hate.

“A hotel prohibits its housekeepers from speaking Spanish while cleaning because it would ‘offend’ hotel guests or make them uncomfortable,” reads one hypothetical.

ICE arrests 82 illegal immigrants in sweeps across New York
“An Indian immigrant family complains to their landlord about mold and cockroaches in their unit. The landlord tells them to ‘just deal with it’ and threatens to call ICE if they file a complaint in housing court,” reads another.

“A store owner tells two friends who are speaking Thai while shopping in his store to ‘speak English’ and ‘go back to your country,’ ” reads a third.

The Commission on Human Rights made clear that the directive is, at least in part, a rebuke of federal crackdowns on illegal immigration.

“In the face of increasingly hostile national rhetoric, we will do everything in our power to make sure our treasured immigrant communities are able to live with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the agency’s commissioner.

The directive comes months after Mayor Bill de Blasio vocally opposed coordinated raids by ICE on the city’s immigrant communities.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced a joint $1 million investment with the state to guarantee legal services to immigrants facing imminent deportation.

Please contest this bullshit law and take it to the supreme court. Freedom of speech. Clown World.

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Please contest this bullshit law and take it to the supreme court. Freedom of speech. Clown World.
The solution is most definitely not banning someone from calling other people something. That is so child like and naive. They must find a better solution to the problem of racism rather than simply banning words. If curbing racism was as simple as banning a few words, then racism would have been eradicated already.

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They must find a better solution to the problem of racism rather than simply banning words.
 
 
What would you suggest as a solution?

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What would you suggest as a solution?

You do it culturally not legally.

Education, Ads, Television, Better Integration of Schools & Cities, Finding Common Ground, Improving Economy Especially for Minorities, etc..

Doing it by force will backfire and make matters worse. Doing it with empathy, education, real world integrating, television, documentaries, books, & a little nuance...I think that's the way to do it.

Look how far society has come in 50-60 years. Doing it forcefully and legally gives you the extreme left with PC SJW's overeating to everything.

 

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You do it culturally not legally.

Education, Ads, Television, Better Integration of Schools & Cities, Finding Common Ground, Improving Economy Especially for Minorities, etc..

Doing it by force will backfire and make matters worse. Doing it with empathy, education, real world integrating, television, documentaries, books, & a little nuance...I think that's the way to do it.

Look how far society has come in 50-60 years. Doing it forcefully and legally gives you the extreme left with PC SJW's overeating to everything.

That is also problematic because ads, movies and television face backlash for trying too hard to integrate minorities into their media. The best solution, I feel, is to fake it till you  make it. Act as if racism simply doesn't exist (as far as ads, tv and movies go). Don't make a big deal about your cast being diverse ethnically, religiously or otherwise. Normalize the existence of these "minorities" and bring them into the mainstream. In some sort of perverse manner, some minority groups seem to enjoy the pity and the affirmative action programs that have sprung up to make the socially and economically "upwardly mobile", and this is only worsened by racism, social or professional.