Hispanic The preferred term for those whose ethnic origin is in a Spanish-speaking country. Latino is acceptable for Hispanics who prefer that term. Avoid "Chicano" as a synonym for Mexican-American. holidays and holy days Be sure to capitalize them. The legal holidays in federal law are New Year's, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. hometown Use a comma to set off an individual's hometown when it is place in apposition to a name, whether "of" is used or not. Examples: Tim Johnson, of Vermillion, S.D.; Mary Richards, Minneapolis. illegal immigrant Used to describe those who have entered the country illegally, it is the preferred term, rather than "illegal alien" or "undocumented worker." Avoid using "illegals." Indians "American Indian" is the preferred term for those in the United States. Where possible, be precise and use the name of the tribe. Example: He is a Navajo commissioner. "Native American" is acceptable in quotations and names of organizations. Internet Use "http://" at the start of web addresses as well as other starts such as "ftp://" Jesus May also be called "Jesus Christ" or "Christ." Personal pronouns referring to him are lowercase. Islam Followers are called Muslims. Their holy book is the Quran and place of worship is a mosque. The adjective is "Islamic." The two major divisions in Islam are Sunni and Shiite. Islamic holy days are Eid alAdha, Eid al-Fitr, and Ramadan. Jewish congregations the United States has three major expressions of Judaism: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative. The only formal titles in use are "rabbi" and "cantor." Capitalize these titles before an individual's full name on first reference. On second reference, use only the last name. The Jewish holy days are Hanukkah, Passover, Purim, Rosh Hashana, Shavuot, Sukkot, and Yom Kippur. judge Capitalize before a name when it is the formal title for an individual who presides in a court of law. Do not continue to use the title in the second reference. Do not use "court" as part of the title unless confusion would result without it. Examples: District Judge Ryan Gunterman NOT District Court Judge Ryan Gunterman; Criminal Court
Judge Steve Philbeck NOT Criminal Judge Steve Philbeck. Lowercase judge as an occupational designation in phrases such as "beauty contest judge Steve Philbeck."