Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on Friday issued a challenge to news organizations to stop using the term "illegal immigrant" — and his first targets are The Associated Press and The New York Times.
After giving Friday’s keynote address at the 2012 Online News Association Conference in San Francisco, Vargas spoke with POLITICO and followed-up on his comments that he and his non-profit group Define American would focus on getting the media to stop using what he deems an inflammatory and inaccurate phrase.
Vargas, who made waves in 2011 with his New York Times magazine essay "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant," said his first step to stop the media from using the term "illegal immigrant" will be to meet with the individuals in charge of each news organization’s style and encourage them to use "undocumented" instead, or to explore other alternatives.
Jose Antonio Vargas 'illegal immigrant' - POLITICO.com
The thought and hurt-feelings police are up to their old slippery tricks.