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March 29, 2013


GOP Lawmaker Refers to Latinos Using Racial Slur

Rep. Don Young (R-AK), in an interview with KRBD, referred to Latinos by using the derogatory term "wetbacks."

Said Young: "My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks and -- to pick tomatoes. You know, it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine."

According to the Washington Post, Young later released a statement: "I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect."












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