The New York Times has a reputation of being a top news organization, but I’ve never bought into that line. Peter Dreier’s recent Huffington Post blog-post, “64 Years Later, Dead Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Nameless in the New York Times,” demonstrates how they aren’t as progressive as they’ve been made out to be. In addition, their continued usage of the pejorative label “illegal immigrants” also bears this out (click here for an explanation of why this is a slur).
To the News’ credit, they have occasional and rare editorialists, like Lawrence Downes, who actually show some sense of decency and ‘progressive’ inclination. In an opinion piece published in 2007, he stated, “illegal” is often “a code word for racial and ethnic hatred,” and I agree.
I have been giving this some thought for some time now, but since I’m not an immigration specialist, I…
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