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Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 2

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 2

By S. Leigh Thompson on February 15, 2012 10:25 AM

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

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Our Book Club Readers

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Our Book Club Readers

By S. Leigh Thompson on February 10, 2012 12:02 PM

This week we recognize those who are participating in the Drop the I-Word book club. See what readers are saying in our first discussion week. Read More

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 1

Book Club Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns, Week 1

By S. Leigh Thompson on February 8, 2012 9:34 AM

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

Read Warmth of Other Suns with Drop the I-Word: Here’s How!

Read Warmth of Other Suns with Drop the I-Word: Here's How!

By S. Leigh Thompson on February 1, 2012 10:45 AM

Learn how to join Drop the I-Word and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration as we read and discuss The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson during Black History Month. Read More

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: No Name-Calling Week

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: No Name-Calling Week

By S. Leigh Thompson on January 27, 2012 1:33 PM

Today is the last day of GLSEN’s ninth annual No Name-Calling Week, a week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to… 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”.