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The i-word

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/linguists-york-times-illegal-neutral-accurate/story?id=17366512&singlePage=true#.UHfgZW_A9vs Accessed Oct 11, 2012 Linguists Tell New York Times That ‘Illegal’ Is Neither ‘Neutral’ nor ‘Accurate’ By CRISTINA COSTANTINI Oct. 1, 2012 José Manuel Godínez-Samperio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico says that he wants to be called “undocumented” because … Continue reading

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“Reasonable suspicion” and “illegality” in the Daily Show

Here’s a send up on the ambiguities of “reasonable suspicion” and “illegality” from the Daily Show from May 2011, apropos of Arizona’s immigration law: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-may-6-2010/suspicious-behavior-on-cinco-de-mayo This clip would be great to pair with the Glenn Beck video posted on this site, which is … Continue reading

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2010 Colbert Report on creating fear through images

On the subject of constructing Latin American immigrants as inherintly “illegal,” here is a great clip from a 2010 Colbert Report show– http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/361456/october-07-2010/indecision-2010—revenge-of-the-fallen—fearstock-com If the link doesn’t work or load, people can find it by searching for “Colbert fearstock.com“.

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NY Times Drops “Illegals,” As Fox Continues To Cling To Slur

This December 2011 Media Matters article reports on controversy over use of the word “illegals” by former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller. The article disusses the word’s connotations, alternative terms, and media standards for terminology to use in … Continue reading

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The Associated Press Updates Its Stylebook, Still Clings to I-Word

This article reports on the Associated Press controversy regarding term “illegal immigrant” in news reporting. AP deputy standards editor David Minthorn is quoted as saying, “Alternatives like undocumented worker, illegal alien or illegals lack precision or may have negative connotations. Illegal immigrant, on the … Continue reading

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Anti-illegal alien website

This anti-illegal alien site contains rants about illegal aliens and compares them to thieves, invaders, etc:  http://www.illegalaliens.us/ Some of the more interesting links on the site include the ‘Illegal Illegals Song’ and ‘Euphemisms.’ Tons of other links to explore as well.

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Glenn Beck on illegal immigration

In the fist 50 seconds of this video, Glenn Beck argues that illegal aliens are just like illegal drugs.The video can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=r79-Za5tj9E (00.00-00.50). If you would like to read a paper analyzing this clip, please contact Hilary Dick dickh@arcadia.edu.

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