'Wetback Wednesday': Oakland Bar Sign...

'Wetback Wednesday': Oakland Bar Sign Causes Controversy

There are 3 comments on the ThePittsburghChannel story from Mar 6, 2008, titled 'Wetback Wednesday': Oakland Bar Sign Causes Controversy. In it, ThePittsburghChannel reports that:

Imagine your favorite local watering hole nicknaming its daily special after a racial slur.

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“Trump is so right!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Mar 6, 2008
Wet back is not a racial slur - it refers to an illegal alien breaking the law by illegally sneaking into the United States of America by crossing the Rio Grande river.

This criminal could be Latino, Black, White, Asian, Arab, Serb, etc., etc. How anyone in an enlightened college trained area could refer to this term as racist only shows their ignorance of the laws of the United States.

A WET BACK IS A CRIMINAL, RACE HAS NO BEARING ON THE TERM.
angelpoet

United States

#3 Mar 10, 2008
Dear Old Cynic,
You are completely wrong in this case. This is
a very racist demaining insulting term. It is not "Pro" American, if it is " Pro " anything,
it is just Pro Hate!
You obviously do not know what the term means.
It is not used in reference to asian, arab, serb or any of the other races you listed. OBVIOUSLY, you have no understanding because Tacos are a latin food and Corona is a Mexican beer.
If this were a term targing many other races, the bar would be advertising and serving other foods and drinks.
This is just an ignorant, very stupid ad.
And an ignorant very stupid choice of words.
You Cynic, are demonstrating where the true ignorance lies, hate based on race is ignorant.

Being old is no excuse for remaining ignorant.
Old Cynic wrote:
Wet back is not a racial slur - it refers to an illegal alien breaking the law by illegally sneaking into the United States of America by crossing the Rio Grande river.
This criminal could be Latino, Black, White, Asian, Arab, Serb, etc., etc. How anyone in an enlightened college trained area could refer to this term as racist only shows their ignorance of the laws of the United States.
A WET BACK IS A CRIMINAL, RACE HAS NO BEARING ON THE TERM.

“Trump is so right!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Mar 10, 2008
angelpoet wrote:
Dear Old Cynic,
You are completely wrong in this case. This is
a very racist demaining insulting term. It is not "Pro" American, if it is " Pro " anything,
it is just Pro Hate!
You obviously do not know what the term means.
It is not used in reference to asian, arab, serb or any of the other races you listed. OBVIOUSLY, you have no understanding because Tacos are a latin food and Corona is a Mexican beer.
If this were a term targing many other races, the bar would be advertising and serving other foods and drinks.
This is just an ignorant, very stupid ad.
And an ignorant very stupid choice of words.
You Cynic, are demonstrating where the true ignorance lies, hate based on race is ignorant.
Being old is no excuse for remaining ignorant.
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I respectfully disagree, It's an illegal alien who has crossed the Rio Grande with the sole purpose of smuggling himself and what ever he is carrying into the United States. During my time in Texas and Arizona we met many non-Mexicans who snuck in via the "wet back" method.

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