Jeb Bush got into a little trouble with the prone to fainting crowd this week in his embrace of the term "anchor babies". I find nothing objectionable in it, and I am glad that he has not repudiated himself on its use.
This morning, I came across this headline on Twitter: "Hate Label "Anchor Babies" enters 2016 Playground" , and I nearly fell out of my chair.
There you have it friends. "Anchor Babies" = "Nigger". Why? Well, because someone or some group finds it offensive, and they deem it "hate" speech. Now I know that the story doesn't equate the two, and even mention the hateful word I used above (note: I do not use "N-word". I am an adult.) But as soon as you begin to throw around the term "hate speech" you move quickly and invariably to the most hateful term of all, a term that DOES in fact have a great deal of meaningful negativity behind it--rather than the straightforward meaning of "anchor baby" which in absolutely no way, shape, or form denotes particular ethnicity.