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Colorado state lawmaker calls migrant workers ‘illiterate peasants.’

By Ali Frick on April 21, 2008 at 8:07 pm

"Colorado state lawmaker calls migrant workers ‘illiterate peasants.’"


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Colorado State Rep. Douglas Bruce (R) was barred from speaking at the House podium today after raging against a program to help foreign farm workers enter the U.S. legally. “We don’t need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in the state of Colorado,” Bruce “told the chamber to an audible gasp.” Earlier this year, Bruce kicked a photographer — and refused to apologize for it — for taking a picture of him during a prayer session in the state House.

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