By Evan Nicely
Two words that have long been a part of rhetoric among citizens and journalists in the United States have finally faced serious opposition. The Associated Press has now deemed the term “illegal immigrant” improper and removed the term from its stylebook.
I agree with the AP’s change because of what it is as an organization and what it stands for, but I’m worried. AP can change the phrase, but can it do so without removing the truth of the situation? You have to reference that the action these immigrants have taken is illegal, and the AP has to find a common term or word to emulate that point.
Nicely is a junior at James Madison University. He is from Vinton.