When the Associated Press updated its stylebook to remove the term “illegal immigrant,” John Rosman from the Fronteras Desk wondered how others describe people who live in the U.S. illegally, so he sent out a query and started mapping responses. KPCC’s Ashley Alvarado took notice. “As soon as I saw the Fronteras Desk map, I had… Read more »
Posts Tagged: language
Most of us have heard the word “retarded” used in a derogatory way. A recent campaign by Special Olympics to “spread the word to end the word” has asked people to stop using the word altogether. What’s your experience with the word?
What is your experience with this word or other similar words? Should “retarded” become socially unacceptable or just be better understood? What is your reaction when you hear the word? And how hard or easy is it to really change the way people talk about something?
Some states have seen nearly 400 percent growth in residents who speak limited English. How has your community changed, if at all, as its population of residents with limited English has grown?
For decades, medical interpreting has been done primarily by passionate and underpaid advocates of the immigrants and refugees not proficient enough in English to get them through a routine hospital or clinic visit.