Tag Archives: media representation

The Associated Press drops “illegal” from immigrant

Tweet In a stunning victory for immigration advocates, the Associated Press Stylebook, the bible of grammar and style for journalists in the U.S., will no longer describe people who live in a country illegally as “illegal immigrants.” The reasoning is one that activists have been making for years, with campaigns such as “Drop the I-Word”: [...]
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This week in race and technology: My daughter’s face is 97% Korean!

TweetA few weeks ago, Jamelle Bouie wrote a story for The Magazine about the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley, and the media that cover it. One excerpt: [I]t’s important to recognize the barriers to entry that exist in [technology media], or put differently, the ways in which the obvious path doesn’t always work for people [...]
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Why I’m not looking for the missing Black folks on HBO’s “Girls”

TweetBefore I start: I did not see any of the second season yet, so NO SPOILERS! Anyway…Almost everybody loves HBO’s Girls–even black girls like me who don’t have a TV and have to make arrangements to go watch it at someone else’s place (hence the reason I haven’t seen season 2). I say “almost” because [...]
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