The Society of Professional Journalists voted this week to support the recommendation that newsrooms abandon the terms “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien.” According to Richard Prince at the Maynard Institute, the 7,800 member organization passed the resolution with a voice vote after SPJ and National Association of Hispanic Journalists member Rebecca Aguilar shared her family’s story of the shame they feel every time they hear those terms in the media.
Surprisingly, the motion has yet to generate much controversy from the nativist blogosphere. Because this is exactly the type of thing that gets them in a lather–media supporting what they would undoubtedly consider a “liberal” position. We’re guessing they haven’t heard about it yet.
The full text of the resolution, via Prince, is posted after the jump.