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Drop the I-Word

Nobody is illegal! Join in the campaign to Drop the I-Word. Get more info and sign the pledge at the ColorLines.com/DropTheIWord.

Tell the Associated Press to Drop the I-Word

Tell the Associated Press to Drop the I-Word

by S. Leigh Thompson on November 11 2011, 12:32PM

The Associated Press is looking ahead to the 2012 edition of the AP Stylebook and would like to hear from readers. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

The Associated Press Updates Its Stylebook, Still Clings to I-Word

The Associated Press Updates Its Stylebook, Still Clings to I-Word

by Mónica Novoa on November 10 2011, 10:15AM

AP editors insist that the word is accurate, even though it dehumanizes immigrants. Make your voice heard in time for the 2012 edition.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

New Report Calls Out Hate Speech on Talk Radio

New Report Calls Out Hate Speech on Talk Radio

by Mónica Novoa on November 9 2011, 10:22AM

Researchers at UCLA provide quantitative evidence that hate speech has real and often dangerous consequences for immigrant communities.

Topics: Bullying, Drop the I-Word

Superman as Immigrant Rights Activist

Superman as Immigrant Rights Activist

by S. Leigh Thompson on October 10 2011, 11:00AM

Watch Comedian Hari Kondabolu chime in on the country’s most famous undocumented immigrant.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Society of Professional Journalists Votes to Drop the I-Word

Society of Professional Journalists Votes to Drop the I-Word

by Mónica Novoa on October 4 2011, 9:45AM

Thanks to SPJ’s diversity committee, we’re on our way to accurate coverage of undocumented immigrants in the media.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

What Would Your Immigrant Ancestors Think of the I-Word? Play

What Would Your Immigrant Ancestors Think of the I-Word?

by Mónica Novoa on September 10 2011, 10:47AM

In this video, Colorlines.com hits the streets of NYC to find out what people know about their families’ immigration history.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., Drop the I-Word, Immigration

Jay Smooth to Gov. Rick Perry: Superman Was Undocumented

Jay Smooth to Gov. Rick Perry: Superman Was Undocumented

by S. Leigh Thompson on September 9 2011, 9:34AM

Superman fought for truth, justice and the American way. Perry? Not so much.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Tired of Hateful Jokes? Here Are Five Comedians of Color to Watch

Tired of Hateful Jokes? Here Are Five Comedians of Color to Watch

by Mónica Novoa on September 1 2011, 10:09AM

From Margaret Cho to W. Kamau Bell, here are five comedians who don’t bank on fear to get laughs.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Antonio Diaz Chacón's Heroism Shows Lunacy of Hateful Rhetoric

Antonio Diaz Chacón’s Heroism Shows Lunacy of Hateful Rhetoric

by S. Leigh Thompson on August 25 2011, 9:26AM

The man lauded as a hero came out as undocumented. And that’s even more reason to applaud his bravery.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Families Fight for Human Rights Over 'Crimmigration'

Families Fight for Human Rights Over ‘Crimmigration’

by Mónica Novoa on August 23 2011, 9:52AM

Manisha Vaze, an organizer for immigrant rights organization Families for Freedom, talks about the group’s approach to meaningful reform.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Kennewick, WA Candidate Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Shot

Kennewick, WA Candidate Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Shot

by Mónica Novoa on August 18 2011, 8:22AM

Loren Nichols, a candidate for Kennewick city council in Washington state, shows that hateful speech and politics can make for a frightening reality.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Why We Should Applaud Baseball's Bruce Bochy for Calling Out Hate

Why We Should Applaud Baseball’s Bruce Bochy for Calling Out Hate

by Mónica Novoa on August 11 2011, 9:48AM

Fox Sports radio host Tony Bruno took a cheap shot at Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez by calling the Dominican-born pitcher an “illegal alien.” Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn’t having it.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Students in Charlotte, NC Claim a Win for Drop the I-Word

Students in Charlotte, NC Claim a Win for Drop the I-Word

by Mónica Novoa on July 29 2011, 10:39AM

The Latin American Coalition’s youth group, United 4 The DREAM (U4TD), has achieved a nice victory with the local Drop the I-Word campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks to their tireless efforts, Mike Collins, host of “Charlotte Talks” at WFAE,…

Topics: Drop the I-Word

FOX News Still Can't Decide Whether to Respect or Hate Latinos

FOX News Still Can’t Decide Whether to Respect or Hate Latinos

by S. Leigh Thompson, Monica Novoa on July 14 2011, 2:00PM

One site targets Latino viewers and uses the word “undocumented.” The other, of course, doesn’t. What gives?

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Media

Rep. Hansen Clarke and 3 Facts About Undocumented Immigration

Rep. Hansen Clarke and 3 Facts About Undocumented Immigration

by Mónica Novoa on July 13 2011, 10:08AM

One lawmaker makes a bold admission that sparks discussion of our country’s history of undocumented immigration.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Drop the I-Word: I Am Taking Action in Georgia

Drop the I-Word: I Am Taking Action in Georgia

by Mónica Novoa on July 6 2011, 10:16AM

My name is Dulce. I am undocumented and I am no longer afraid. I am taking action.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT

Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT “Illegal”

by Mónica Novoa on June 23 2011, 9:43AM

So why do so many of his journalism colleagues still insist on using the slur to describe him? Monica Novoa explains why it is long past time for news media to Drop the I-Word.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration, Media

Donate $10 and Help Me Edit Anti-Immigrant Slurs Out of News Media

Donate $10 and Help Me Edit Anti-Immigrant Slurs Out of News Media

by Kai Wright on June 10 2011, 10:11AM

I don’t use the word “illegal” because, as a journalist and a writer, I know my words matter. Help me convince my colleagues not to use it either.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Kai Wright

I Am a Human Being and I Will Fight for My Right To Exist

I Am a Human Being and I Will Fight for My Right To Exist

by Mónica Novoa on May 25 2011, 11:51AM

My name is Nancy Meza and I am undocumented and unafraid.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

Drop the I-Word: I Am Undocumented, and I Own My Humanity and Power

Drop the I-Word: I Am Undocumented, and I Own My Humanity and Power

by Mónica Novoa on May 23 2011, 10:20AM

I stand with the undocumented youth across the states because we are beautiful amazing leaders.

Topics: Drop the I-Word