The latest winner is the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists -- who don't want to offend the alien invaders who violate our nation's sovereignty with impunity.
The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is seeking to “inform and sensitize” reporters nationwide about how “offensive” the term “illegal immigrant” is to Latinos.
Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien” terminology in the latest issue of the organization’s magazine, Quill, writing that those who have not obtained citizenship but have entered the country without any prior approval should be called “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.”
In his report, Laurence quotes SPJ Diversity Committee chairman George Daniels as saying, “this is not about being politically correct,” but about aiming to “minimize harm,” when reporting. When Daniels says “minimize harm,” he is referring to one of the major tenets of SPJ’s code of ethics, which many journalists nationwide follow.
You know what? Folks who illegally enter the United States in violation of our nation's laws and sovereignty and then compound their offense by working here in violation of the law and consuming a great many taxpayer supported services offend me and the vast majority of other Americans -- but the SPJ doesn't care about us being offended -- or the negative impact on the United States of the border-jumping immigration criminals who continue to invade the United States.
UPDATE: Excellent editorial from the Washington Times smacking down the SPJ Diversity committee.
UPDATE 2: Looks like the SPJ is backing away from this with a disclaimer added to the article:
CLARIFICATION: The following article is an opinion piece and does not reflect the views of SPJ, its membership or its Diversity Committee. The committee itself has taken no official initiative on the use of the phrase “illegal immigrant.”
You've got to read the post at Patterico's Pontifications that notes this -- it has an absolutely devastating argument against the so-called "constitutional argument" against using "illegal alien".