January 2010

Put 'haji' to Rest

Volume 94, Issue 1

Ignorant racism is not an option

Haji is a word every Marine, deployed or in the continental United States, from private to general, has heard: haji armor, haji girl, haji villages. It is a filler word. It is a tongue in cheek expression. It is also a term that, derogatory and counterproductive to the war effort, leaders of all ranks should discourage.

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Mark F Cancian