The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists has called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage in an absurd effort to avoid offending Hispanics. It must be the illegals they are concerned with, since there is no reason for Hispanic American citizens to be offended.
In the latest issue of Quill, the SPJ’s magazine, Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the organization’s new campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien,” claiming that individuals living in America without approval should be called ”undocumented workers“ or ”undocumented immigrants.”
The Washington Times editorially addresses this attempt at language control by correctly stating altering words “doesn’t’ change facts.” The Times contends the term “illegal alien” is highly specific and accurately describes the problem, unlike “undocumented immigrant,” which purposefully removes a stigma that should rightly remain.
Seeing Red AZ will continue to use the term “illegal aliens.”
And this attempt to recraft our language was also front and center when the Obama administration decided the words “Global War on Terror” should be changed to reflect the “Global Struggle for Security and Progress.” His Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties issued a nine-page memo called “Terminology to Define Terrorists,” which determined it was too incendiary to use the word “liberty” when describing America’s foreign policy goal, and called for an end to the terms “Islamist” and “jihadist.”
Watch as Fox News‘ Megyn Kelly responds to the word police on America’s growing obsession with political correctness: