Gayle Robinson Snyder: Label reality

February 28, 2014 

John Drescher’s Feb. 22 column “The goal: No labels for people” left me wondering how far you intend to take this. Will you stop referring to people as “doctors” and start calling them “people who finished medical school”? Will you stop calling people “teachers” and start referring to them as “people who obtained education degrees”? Will you stop calling Barack Obama “president” and refer to him as the “man who won the last election”?

You can call people who are in this country illegally “illegal immigrants,” “undocumented aliens” or anything else that appeals to you, but it does not change the fact that they (or their parents) have broken the law, and they are morally obligated to return to their proper country of residence.

Gayle Robinson Snyder


News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service