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New York Times Sticking with Use of "Illegal Immigrant"

Illegal immigrant. The New York Times, the grand, gray lady of journalism, is sticking with it, the paper announced today.

That despite Associated Press' decision to nix the term in favor of describing people as being here illegally (as opposed to being an inherently "illegal" person because of one illicit action). At least one L.A.-based Latino group isn't happy with the Times' decision:

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, a member of the "Drop the i-Word" campaign to get papers like the Times, the Los Angeles Times and AP to stop using illegal immigrant, is bummed.

Source: LA Weekly. Read full article. (link)

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  • Incredulous||

    I'm surprised the NY Slimes chose journalistic integrity over politics.

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