Berkeley student govt bans use of term “illegal immigrant” « Hot Air: "Ah, yes… America’s public university system. Always a hotbed of free speech and open discourse. Unless, of course, you want to talk about something which the Old Guard has determined to be “bad” for the social justice movement, in which case you will be censored. There was a time when this would have been viewed as truly ironic, since colleges were (in long bygone days) famous for breaking molds and expanding the language, often in ways which traditional value types found offensive. But having apparently won the battle, the time to circle the wagons and cement things into the new vision has arrived. So if we don’t like the way you refer to a particular phenomenon or segment of society, we’ll simply ban you from saying it.
And with that, when it comes to people who immigrate illegally, we’ll simply stop you from using the term “illegal immigrant.” It’s a breathtaking, bold move, you must admit."
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