Skip to comments.Editor’s Note: Daily Cal drops use of ‘illegal immigrant’
Posted on 10/04/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by Berkeleystudent
On Sunday, the Senior Editorial Board voted to no longer use the term illegal immigrant when reporting on immigration issues. Out of preference and habit, it has already been the practice of our reporters and editors to opt for the word undocumented.
We believe that the modifier illegal unnecessarily offends our readership while the word undocumented is a more effective and objective way to describe ones immigration status.
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I agree with this decision. “Illegal invaders” is much more accurate.
Even if it offensive (which it is not - it’s descriptive) - shouldn’t it be up the readers to make that determination rather than a unilateral decision by the editors?
newspaper announces it will live in a world of its own imagination instead of reality
In favour of ‘wetbacks’?
Media death watch. They wonder why.
You have my deepest sympathy.
Controlling the terminology of the debate gives one side a HUGE edge. Guess which side is winning, as this trend continues.
If the objective is obfuscation, that is entirely true.
I have never had any level of misunderstanding of the word 'illegal.' It is a simple description. It is objectivity in its purest form.
Let the 'Rats play the word games.
Darn straight. ‘Bout time someone said it.
They’re not illegal aliens, they’re Invading Barbarians.
“...ones immigration status.”
Oh, that ‘twas only one...
Surprising to hear that they’re switching to “wetback”.
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Unexpected Border Crosser
Maybe I just travel in the wrong circles.
I have just one question for these ignorant overgrown children : Would it "unnecessarily" offend to wear a tee shirt with the words "LEGAL IMMIGRANT" on it?
The Daily Cal strikes a blow for Orwellian Newspeak.
“Politically correct” is the politically correct phrase for “F%#^ing retarded”.
Newspaper Joins Imaginary World
A little satire to spread around campus.
(Associated Posers) BERKELEY, California The independent daily student newspaper of the UC-Berkeley campus, the DAILY CALIFORNIAN has announced it will no longer use words it deems offensive to its readership, such as illegal immigrant, Islamic or Arab terrorist, Republican or suspected murderer.
feel free to print it out and pass them out on campus. lol
I never have used that phony term..
Theyre not immigrants...
theyre ILLEGAL ALIENS
Speaking of which, time to boot some of these guys back home!
I think this is the open-borders Left trying to send the phrase “illegal alien” down Orwell’s famous Memory Hole. Trouble is, we have the Internet now, as antidote to the Left’s Ministry of Truth. Along the same lines of 70s hippie-revolutionary-thugs like Bill Ayers robbing banks and calling it “liberating funds.” Note: bank robbers are still called bank robbers.
Excellent article. I’ve showed it to several of my friends, and they’ve said it is a perfect characterization of liberalspeak at Berkeley. The delusion in the Senior Editorial Board of the Daily Californian is breathtaking.
Thanks. Sometimes I hit and sometimes I miss.