Thank You, Denver Post! Southwestern / Arizona Mexican-Americans Love you! <3by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 02, 2013, under Cultura, Culture, Legal Immigration Reform, Women Voters
Thank you, Denver Post!!!! <3
For your mercy, love and kindness.
I will be visiting you in June and I plan to build an alter in light of your kind act towards humanity.
Why The Denver Post is dropping the term ‘illegal immigrant,’ except in essential quotesBy Greg MooreEditor-in-Chief
During the past decade I have had several conversations with groups and individuals that eventually landed on use of the term illegal immigrant to describe those who have unlawfully come to the United States. I have heard all kinds of arguments. I always tensed up when someone argued illegal immigrant was the same as racial epithets used to describe blacks and Jews. I still believe those comparisons are wrongheaded. But other examples stayed with me. I remember once being told that a young girl cried upon seeing a relative described as an illegal immigrant.
Yesterday, I decided The Denver Post will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant” when describing a person in the country unlawfully. If we know the actual circumstances we will describe them. The word “illegal” will not be applied to a person, only an action.
We began discussing this issue about a month ago after The Associated Press changed its policy. The AP’s action followed a number of other news organizations, such as NBC News, that had long abandoned the use of “illegal immigrant.” A cross section of staff was invited to discuss their views, and then we reviewed the usage in our own news organization. There were not many instances outside of quotations where we described a person as an illegal immigrant, and even rarer in a headline. Why? Because we generally don’t know a person’s status and it is not our practice to ask. FULL STORY>>>