There’s a little discussion at the admirable e-zine, Colorlines, about whether the following part of De Niro’s speech at the Golden Globe awards is a bit racist. There’s one comment so far; it’s so anti-immigants that it’s convinced me the comment by De Niro is racist:
The article in Colorlines links to a horrific story about deportation. It turns out that you can be a resident with a green card and still get deported. For what appears to be a verbal slip. If at a border crossing you say you are a citizen when you are merely a resident then, even if you correct yourself, you can be sent to your country of origin.