One progressive took to the press to call for an immediate end to a commonly used word that she deems derogatory and dehumanizing.
Sally Kohn wrote in a CNN column on Independence day that the term “Illegal Immigrants” needs to cease in commentary on immigration reform, calling for a complete end to it’s public usage as it is offensive and politically incorrect. Kohn equivocated the term to being as socially deplorable as “n*gger” and “f*ggot”.
“Today, opponents of immigration reform attack undocumented immigrants as ‘illegal immigrants.’ Even worse, like anti-immigration extremists, some prominent elected officials use the term ‘illegals.’ Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, said, ‘I urge all Mainers to tell your city councilors and selectmen to stop handing out your money to illegals.’ ” Kohn wrote in her piece for CNN.
She goes on to call for the elimination of the term “illegal” from public discourse, essentially arguing that social pressure should be employed to rid American parlance of the adjective. The progressive is doing her part to impose that pressure, supporting the political correctness police group “Race Forward” who has a current campaign to get media organizations to drop ‘Drop The I-Word” in all reporting on immigration.