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Oxnard Group Trying to Make 'Oaxaquita' Epithet Illegal

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Officials in Oxnard, CA, have made it illegal to use the term "Oaxaquita." (Photo: Lan56/Wikipedia)

Officials in the city of Oxnard, in the Los Angeles area have made it illegal to use the term "oaxaquita".

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The move was prompted by a campaign organized by students and parents in the Oxnard school district, many of whom are indigenous Mexicans from the state of Oaxaca.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, a researcher at the UCLA Labor Center, who explains what is behind the "No me llames Oaxaquita" or "Don't call me little Oaxacan" campaign.