“Here are some things White Americans say that seem odd, offensive, arrogant, ignorant and so on.
Commenters can offer their own opinions and examples.”
illegal – no human is illegal
alien – dated and dehumanizing
undocumented – dated. Instead use RPI “Registered Provisional Immigrant”
Hispanic – Proceeded with caution. Most “Hispanics” prefer “Latino”; unless they have no European heritage. For example, indigenous Mexicans, indigenous Central Americans and indigenous South Americans are not Latino; in which case one could use Hispanic – but the word Hispanic ignores their indigenous identity to the Americas; in which case you can use American Native or the scientific term Amerindian.
Colored – dated. should be “People of Color”, not “colored people”
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