So what are they called?

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

So what are they called?

(Katie Pavlich) So, how exactly does the new AP Stylebook tell writers to describe, undocumented, er, illegal aliens, er,illegal immigrants, er…?

Flash back to how to refer to black people, and the inaccurate decision of calling them “African American”, when not all people from Africa are black, and not all people who are black are from Africa.

Not to mention the hyphenated “American” is ridiculous, if you are in America legally, if you pay taxes, if you support American.. then you are an American. Color or any other hyphenation diminishes that fact. 

I could then see a point of referring to people who sponge off our country as “Welfare-Americans” though I don’t think most should even have the hyphenated “American” with their label. 

So if we are not to call people who are in this county illegally, as “illegal immigrants” what are they calling them? Does not seem they made that decision, so perhaps they will just use a question-mark, or maybe an asterisk? 

Perhaps labels for other criminals will also have a sensitivity requirement as well? 


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