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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: