Propagandists, er Journalists, say "Illegal Immigrant" is Offensive

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Society Of Professional Journalists Says 'Illegal Immigrant' Is An 'Offensive' Term

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By Eric Scheiner

The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has announced an educational campaign against the term “illegal immigrant” seeking to inform reporters that the term “illegal immigrant” is “offensive” to Latinos.

In the latest issue of SPJ’s magazine ‘Quill’, SPJ’s Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence writes about the campaign referencing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ recommendation to use “undocumented immigrant” or “undocumented worker” and to “Avoid using ‘illegal(s)’ as a noun.”
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