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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) The Mexican government news agency Notimex announced today that it has stopped using the terms “negrito” and “chino” to describe people of African descent and Asians.

A Notimex spokesman said the move was in response to the Associated Press decision to stop using the terms “illegal immigrant,” “bean eater,” “sleepy Mexican,” “pepper-belly,” “chili chomper” and “wetback,” unless they appear in actual quotes from Republican legislators. [Mas…]

This week on MiJA, AP drops the term “illegal” and I drop some phat moves while paying tribute to the late Roger Ebert. Don’t forget, Tuesday April 9 is Equal Pay Day. Pocha power activate!

Associated Press (AP), the cooperative news service used by print, broadcast and online media, today dropped the term “illegal immigrant” from its stylebook:

‘Illegal immigrant’ no more
Posted on 04/02/2013 by Paul Colford
The AP Stylebook today is making some changes in how we describe people living in a country illegally.

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explains the thinking behind the decision:

The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally…. [Continued at AP]

But that’s not all! Here are the Pocho Ocho other designations dropped by AP:

8. Chancla-throwers

7. Elote-eaters

6. Paleta people [Mas…]