Monday, November 29, 2010

Small Steps of Protest


The articles being published in national newspapers on the DREAM Act continue to freely use the word "illegal."  As a  protest regarding this form of identification, I am marking out the work illegal when it comes up in an article posted on this blog.  I then put in brackets:  [undocumented] or [without papers] or [not regularized].

Most editors are aware of the offensive nature of the word, after all, undocumented people are not illegal... their offense is a misdemeanor, meaning it is a civil law that is broken - NOT a criminal law -although you would think it's criminal with such a rampant use of the word illegal....

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