From the Stylebook entry, by way of Poynter,
illegal immigration Entering or residing in a country in violation of civil or criminal law. Except in direct quotes essential to the story, use illegal only to refer to an action, not a person: illegal immigration, but not illegal immigrant. Acceptable variations include living in or entering a country illegally or without legal permission.
UPDATED 4:30 PM EST — On Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times said that they are also currently considering revisions to their guidelines for using the term “illegal immigrant.”
sick. this is awesome!
In other words, when African Americans are executed at a higher rate than whites, it’s tough cookies. But when a 48-year-old law is designed to ensure voting rights, it’s ‘racial entitlement..’
Christopher Hitchens, The Nation, August 29, 1987 (via prettayprettaygood)
I just wanted to clarify that whenever I post stuff that’s attacking or pointing out bad things that Conservatives are doing, I do not mean them as attacks to those people who follow me or that are in my life who are conservative. I have respect for conservative ideologies, and I think they’re valid; I just don’t agree with them as being the appropriate or best path forward for our country. However, I try really hard not to demonize or deliberately make fun of conservatives.
So if you follow me and are conservative, please don’t take any of it personally. I have lots of close friends who are conservative that I love and respect (both as people and as intelligent individuals) very much. I just don’t agree.
When Stupid Attacks
- “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” — Barack Obama
- “If we had 51% women in Congress, do you think we’d be debating access to contraception?” — Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY)
- “Maybe 23 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to someone with a Swiss bank…
This makes me so fucking pissed. People on tumblr are so ignorant about politics and I bet my ass you all made your opinions based off of posts similar to this and by doing research on topics with info from biased media. Tumblr twists words and fucks ideas and I get so frustrated. Get into all of it and learn what is really happening in our government and THEN decide who you want to support instead of blindly jumping on the band wagon. If you can legitimately justify your decision, I don’t care who you support. But do your fucking homework and don’t twist words.
1. Your ass is now mine because I don’t make political opinions because of Tumblr. I reblog stuff that is concordant with the opinions I’ve developed from being an immigrant, a student working almost full time to pay for college, incredibly in debt, bisexual, and an American politics and history junkie. I’m not lacking on research, thanks.
2. Most of my news is from international sources, and what news comes from American sources I usually read from both super biased liberal AND super biased conservative news sources so I can try and get a good read on what actually happened.
3. None of these are twisted words, they’re direct quotes. Literally simply direct quotes with no implied context or meaning. They’re just quotes from 2012… What are you so upset about?
4. I can legitimately justify any of my political stances, and I hope you’ll ask for some justifications instead of, as you so aptly put it, “blindly jumping on the band wagon” and assuming I’m some uninformed zombie following Liberal politicians.
As for the “fucking idiots” tag, maybe before attacking someone for “twisting words”, maybe figure out exactly what it is you’re mad about. Because it’s definitely not any of the things you said, because none of them are happening.
Tl;Dr Next time you try to attack someone, make sure that your criticisms are well thought out, accurate to your victim, and aren’t much more true about yourself. And just because I’m a liberal, doesn’t mean I’m not going on. I didn’t pass the test to earn my American citizenship and then be a 12th place Constitutional knowledge scholar by not knowing my shit.
John Bond & Kevin Smith
The job of our Congress is not just to make laws and to try; it’s to move forward as a country. But that doesn’t mean just using their power, it also means using their influence. Our congressional representatives also have a duty to use their influence to make the American people better, not just try not to get fired or say something dumb.