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Headlines: Another Victory! USA Today Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’!

Headlines: Another Victory! USA Today Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'!

By Channing Kennedy on April 12, 2013 12:01 PM

The newspaper with the largest print circulation in the U.S. just got on the right side of history, and more. Read More

Headlines: The I-Word Is Out at the AP. Will the NYT and LAT Be Next?

Headlines: The I-Word Is Out at the AP. Will the NYT and LAT Be Next?

By Channing Kennedy on April 8, 2013 1:42 PM

Who’s dropping the i-word? Your roundup of the week’s news. Read More

Hey New York Times, Get With The Times: New Drop The I-Word Video!

Hey New York Times, Get With The Times: New Drop The I-Word Video!

By Channing Kennedy on April 4, 2013 10:50 AM

Tell the New York Times: dropping the i-word is in. Read More

Associated Press Stylebook Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

By Channing Kennedy on April 2, 2013 1:38 PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission. Read More

From ABC News Univision, 7 Politicians Who’ve Dropped The I-Word

From ABC News Univision, 7 Politicians Who've Dropped The I-Word

By Channing Kennedy on April 1, 2013 2:02 PM

Here’s seven politicians embracing a humane approach to the discussion. 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”.