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70,000 People Tell The New York Times To Drop The I-Word [VIDEO]

70,000 People Tell The New York Times To Drop The I-Word [VIDEO]

By Channing Kennedy on April 25, 2013 6:15 AM

Watch the Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times. Read More

70,000 Signatures Later, The New York Times Refuses To Drop The I-Word

70,000 Signatures Later, The New York Times Refuses To Drop The I-Word

By Andrea Plaid on April 24, 2013 8:58 AM

Yesterday, organizers presented the New York Times with over 70,000 signatures asking them to drop the i-word. Read More

Organizations Deliver 70K Petitions Calling On The New York Times To Drop The I-Word

Organizations Deliver 70K Petitions Calling On The New York Times To Drop The I-Word

By Andrea Plaid on April 23, 2013 8:40 AM

Undocumented immigrants and their allies insist the Grey Lady get with the times. Read More

More Journalists Tell Colleagues to Drop the I-Word

More Journalists Tell Colleagues to Drop the I-Word

By Andrea Plaid on April 22, 2013 1:14 PM

Journalists have been incredible allies in our campaign to get their colleagues in dropping the I-Word. Allies liked Raul A. Reyes, whose employer USA Today recently dropped the slur, said at the Huffington Post last week: On Tuesday, the Associated… Read More

Where Immigrants and I Meet

Where Immigrants and I Meet

By Andrea Plaid on April 22, 2013 12:17 PM

Campaign coordinator Andrea Plaid talks about her family’s shared history with the millions of folks affected by the i-word. Read More

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I will not call any human being "illegal." The racially charged slur and related terms confuse the immigration debate, fuel violence and don't reflect my values. I join communities nationwide in challenging all media to do the same.

No le llamaré "ilegal" a ningún ser humano. Este insulto racial y palabras asociadas confunden el debate migratorio, emprenden la violencia y no reflejan mis principios. Me uno a comunidades al nivel nacional exigiéndole a los medios de comunicación que hagan igual.

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More Accurate terms

The epithet “illegals” promotes a culture of intolerance and violence toward foreign nationals, undocumented immigrants, and people of color. Say these instead:

  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Unauthorized immigrants
  • NAFTA refugee
  • More in our toolkit

Términos Precisos

El epíteto "ilegales" promueve la cultura de la intolerancia y la violencia hacia los extranjeros, los migrantes indocumentados, y la gente de color. Hay otros términos que podemos usar, por ejemplo:por ejemplo:

  • Migrantes indocumentados
  • Migrantes no-autorizados
  • Refugiados por tratados de libre comercio
  • Vea más en el estuche de herramientas

Who’s Dropping It?

¿Quién esta dejando el epíteto?

  • Alternet
  • Change.org
  • Feministing
  • Freespeech TV
  • GritTV
  • In These Times
  • LinkTV
  • Ms. Magazine
  • The Nation Institute
  • Uprising Radio

See the full list of media outlets and organizations that have pledged to stop the dehumanizing use of the word “illegal”.

Vea la lista completa de organizaciones y fuentes periodísticas que han prometido no usar la deshumanizante palabra “I”.