Colorlines

Drop the I-Word Drop the I-Word
  Home  |   Blog  |   Toolkit  |   About   Inicio  |   Blog  |   Estuche  |   Acerca

Drop the I-Word Blog

Updates, News and Calls to Action

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: YOU!

By S. Leigh Thompson on November 11, 2011 11:15 AM

Yesterday we asked people to take action to let the Associated Press know that it’s time they drop the i-word: YOU are our Friday Friend when you take action! Read More

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Associated Press to Drop the I-Word!

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Associated Press to Drop the I-Word!

By S. Leigh Thompson on November 10, 2011 1:44 PM

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Associated Press to drop the i-word in all its forms. Submissions must be received by Tuesday, Nov 15. Read More

Three Connecticut Papers Drop the I-Word

Three Connecticut Papers Drop the I-Word

By S. Leigh Thompson on November 9, 2011 9:55 AM

Victory! Three papers in Connecticut, New Haven Register, Middletown Press and The Register Citizen, reported that they will no longer use the terms “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” in their publications. Read More

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Gustavo Arellano

By S. Leigh Thompson on November 4, 2011 4:49 PM

Our Friday Friend this week is writer Gustavo Arellano, author of the famed “Ask a Mexican” for addressing the use of the i-word. Read More

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Media Matters

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Media Matters

By S. Leigh Thompson on October 28, 2011 1:16 PM

This week’s Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is Media Matters for releasing a study of Fox News’ framing of immigration, which showed without a doubt how Fox News immigrant issues through the lens of criminality. Read More

Take the Pledge
Take the Pledge

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.

Fill out pledge form

Llenar la forma de promesa





Stay Connected

Manténgase Conectado

Archive

Archivo

Watch and Share

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”.