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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Judge denigrated by Trump as 'Mexican' will hear key deportation case - CNNPolitics.com

(CNN)A highly unusual and racially charged episode from the 2016 campaign suddenly resurfaced this week when a federal judge whom President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized was assigned to hear the case of a man who claims he was improperly deported.

Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in the US but is of Mexican heritage, was attacked by Trump last year over his handling of a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump claimed Curiel could not impartially hear the case because of his background and Trump's hardline immigration policies. The case was eventually settled.

via www.cnn.com

Funny, and in San Diego!

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Comments

Why is calling someone Mexican an example of denigration?

P.S. How long before people of choler demand that "denigrate" never be used again?

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 21, 2017 7:25:52 AM