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Another PC attack

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I'm sure you've already read about this. Now we're not supposed to say "illegal immigrant." What should we call immigrants who enter this country illegally - uninvited guests? Surprise visitors? Party crashers?

    1. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The very phrase disgusts me! They are people for Pete's sake. They should be treated with dignity and respect. From now on they will be known as;
      "People indiginous to neighboring countries, who by povertous default abide within United States borders as ambasaders of good will, who are under no legal obligation to learn our language or pay taxes."

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Can you give us a shorter version of that, Onus?

        1. Onusonus profile image86
          Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ok how about an acronym. Something like;
          Semi
          Legal
          Alien
          Guests

  2. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Seriously? This cannot be for real!

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    uninvited aliens, for tax purposes tongue

  4. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    I hadn't and Googled it and found out why: it's a non-story.

    One guy wants to change the name from "illegal immigrant" to "undocumented immigrant." Nope, it's not Obama. It's not Pelosi. It's not any of the other people the right loves to demonize these days.
    http://sdrostra.com/?p=11155

    I'm sure I can find some right-winger that wants it changed to "target practice." Should we get outraged over that, too?

    Let's try to research before reacting to whatever the right-wing media insists we get the old pitchforks and torches out for... wink

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Enter the new 'Outrage of the Day'. This one is a false alarm. Perhaps they are getting tired of it. I heard a major radio station canceled Glen Back for poor ratings. One can hope it's a trend that people are getting tired of the schtick. But I  am ever the optomist.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Really? I wish Beck would go away.

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would hope if a group of right-wingers wanted to call them "target practice," we'd all be outraged!

    3. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only ONE person, LL? There were more than one member of the journalists' group supporting it on TV.

      1. livelonger profile image87
        livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What show?

        That link I provided made it clear it was the opinion of one person, and not the SPL.

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          This quote is all over the web, in numerous articles:

          "In the latest issue of SPJ’s magazine ‘Quill’, SPJ’s Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence writes about the campaign, referencing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ recommendation to use “undocumented immigrant” or “undocumented worker” and to “[a]void using ‘illegal(s)’ as a noun.”

          "SPJ’s Diversity Committee met during the 2010 convention in Las Vegas and decided to engage in a yearlong educational campaign designed to inform and sensitize journalists as to the best language to use when writing and reporting on undocumented immigrants," wrote Laurence."


          LL, this was started by one man, Laurence, and the SPJ has not taken an official stand one way or the other. But according to Laurence on the Quill website, it has been taken up by George Daniels, chairman of the Diversity Committe of SPJ:


          "It was based on our federal, constitutional principle that everyone is considered innocent of any crime until proven guilty in a court of law. The proposed Diversity Committee resolution urged journalists to use the phrase “undocumented immigrant(s), and avoid both “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien.”

          That “sparked an engaging discussion,” according to committee chairman George Daniels. One of two action steps the committee identified is for SPJ “to engage in a yearlong education campaign designed to inform and sensitize journalists to the best language when writing and reporting on persons from different cultures and backgrounds,” Daniels wrote in an e-mail."

          Evidently, not all the journalists have jumped on the bandwagon, but there's more than one lone voice at work now. That is, if Laurence is telling the truth. And you don't think a professional journalist would lie, do you? lol

          1. livelonger profile image87
            livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Am I missing something?

            The diversity committee of one particular journalists' group had a lively discussion about using different terminology. This wasn't even sanctioned by this particular journalists' group.

            When I googled this, it was only covered by right-wing blogs and news outlets (i.e. Fox and its affiliates).

            Honestly, I'm not seeing it.

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I heard some major group of journalists touting it - some organization of journalists - on TV. I was on the puter at the time, so I didn't SEE it, just heard it. I don't know if the TV was on FOX or CNN.

    Found it: Society of Professional Journalists.

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When I first read the title, I thought someone was mauled by their Dell.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!!

      2. profile image0
        SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Me too.  tongue  lol

    2. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What?

      1. Doug Hughes profile image61
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        "PC attack" = mauled by their Dell.

        Forget it - if I have to explain it, then I probably blew it....

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The "what" was for Holle.  Her husband keeps Faux News going 24/7! LOL!

          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            But he's not home 24/7 because he has a job. I usually watch CNN.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image94
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              So it was on CNN?

              1. habee profile image90
                habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                As I stated, I don't know what it was on. I was in the office. That's why I went to the Quill website to search for the truth. Of course, when you're dealing with journalists, that isn't always easy to discern! lol

          2. Pandoras Box profile image81
            Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ah so that's where they all come from. Explains alot.

  6. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    You shouldn't say "illegal immigrant"!

    Immigration to this country requires certain actions of people that haven't been completed.  They are citizens of a different country that are here illegally.  They are thus "illegal aliens".

    1. livelonger profile image87
      livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. Alien, of course, has been tarnished by this guy:
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4368253_f248.jpg

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Be careful - you will end up on the PC carpet for profiling! lol

  7. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Since when do Faux News or the right-wingers care about being PC (politically correct, not personal computers)?

  8. tlpoague profile image89
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    The title threw me off for a second. I thought someone else was having problems with their comp and wanted to see what the issue was.
    Boy did I step in some stuff...
    I must of missed a memo somewhere about the re-naming of the optomistic traveler for a right to tax purposes.
    or whatever the topic was.
    (I am having a bad case of the sneezes and CRS.)

  9. thisisoli profile image64
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I hate political correctness.  To me it appears as if African American or Colored is more racist than the word black.  IF you are digging that deep in to it then you are obviously noticing the difference. 

    We should be promoting indifference, not tolerance.

    As someone who has legally emigrated to America I would be like to be called a documented resident overload alien.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A DROA, Oli?? lol

  10. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    And i thought this thread was about malware or virus attack on PC tongue

 
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