The Library of Congress has just announced that they are eliminating the words “illegal alien” and “alien” from its international subject headings due to mounting pressure from liberal wackos and open immigration blowhards who claim the terms are offensive to immigrants.
One would think that being a library, the Library of Congress would respond by opening one of their many dictionaries and reading aloud the definition of “alien”: a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living.
Leave it to the left to turn factual definitions into a political outrage — and leave it to our government to bend to the will of the least informed, most obnoxious voices in the country.
Statistics and facts have long been under attack from the country’s PC Social Justice Warriors, as now any piece of information that doesn’t conform to their leftist agenda is sexist, racist, or some combination of the two.
The Library of Congress is phasing out terms that it considers offensive, and in the process is letting liberal opinions dictate the definitions of words long understood in the English language.
As early as May, the Library of Congress will begin revising its subject headings and replacing “Aliens” with “Noncitizens” and heading references to “Illegal aliens” with “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.”
“[The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress] concluded that the meaning of Aliens is often misunderstood and should be revised to Noncitizens, and that the phrase illegal aliens has become pejorative,” the Library explained in its Executive Summary about the changes.
“The heading Illegal aliens will therefore be cancelled and replaced by two headings, Noncitizens and Unauthorized immigration, which may be assigned together to describe resources about people who illegally reside in a country,” it added.
Somehow “non-citizen” is more understood then “illegal alien,” even though the term covers legal residents, tourists, illegal aliens, and even people that have no ties to the U.S. This isn’t a move made to make language more precise, it’s PC culture taking over the even the highest educational institutions in the United States of America.
Via Truth & Action