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Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 5

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 5

By Mónica Novoa on March 7, 2012 10:08 AM

Join the discussion for Drop the I-Word book club’s 5th and last week of reading The Warmth of Other Suns with BAJI. Read the questions and comment on Facebook! Read More

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 4

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 4

By Mónica Novoa on February 29, 2012 10:47 AM

Join the discussion for Drop the I-Word book club’s 4th week of reading The Warmth of Other Suns with BAJI. Read the questions and comment on Facebook - 1 week left! Read More

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 3

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 3

By S. Leigh Thompson on February 22, 2012 10:18 AM

Join the discussion for Drop the I-Word book club’s third week of reading The Warmth of Other Suns. Read the questions and comment on Facebook. Read More

New York Times Offers Apology for Playing Games With People’s Lives

New York Times Offers Apology for Playing Games With People's Lives

By S. Leigh Thompson on February 21, 2012 9:04 AM

Drop the I-Word advocates take action and NYT crossword editor apologizes, but we need to do more to hold media accountable for its depictions of immigrants. Read More

Is the New York Times Playing Games with People’s Lives?

Is the New York Times Playing Games with People's Lives?

By Mónica Novoa on February 16, 2012 11:02 AM

The New York Times uses the i-word as the answer to a crossword clue. Help us reach out to demand a retraction. 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”.