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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.

Drop the I-Word: I Am...A Witness to History

Drop the I-Word: I Am…A Witness to History

by Mónica Novoa on March 9 2011, 10:00AM

Michealynn Hawk enjoys spending time with family, and mourns for those who are torn apart by deportation.

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Drop the I-Word: I Am...a Mother

Drop the I-Word: I Am…a Mother

by Mónica Novoa on February 22 2011, 9:46AM

Rosario Lopez worries about her kids’ vulnerability today, but knows they will power tomorrow’s movement for justice.

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Drop the I-Word: I Am...Compassionate

Drop the I-Word: I Am…Compassionate

by Mónica Novoa on February 17 2011, 11:43AM

Diana Corcorran watches her neighbors’ children search for deported parents and asks, “What kind of country is this?”

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Drop the I-Word: Debunking the Racist

Drop the I-Word: Debunking the Racist “Anchor Baby” Myth

by Mónica Novoa on February 15 2011, 3:40PM

The facts show it’s a lie, and like all dehumanizing speech about immigrants it’s a deliberate a distraction.

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Chicago Hospital Deports Quadriplegic Man, Hate Speech Cheers

Chicago Hospital Deports Quadriplegic Man, Hate Speech Cheers

by Mónica Novoa on February 14 2011, 1:02PM

Quelino Ojeda Jimenez’s story reveals the relationship between dehumanizing language and institutional brutality.

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Drop the I-Word: I Am Determined

Drop the I-Word: I Am Determined

by Mónica Novoa on February 8 2011, 11:17AM

An immigrant mom in Seattle tells her family’s story in the first in a series of testimonials.

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We Won't Be Cowed by Glenn Beck's Personal Attacks

We Won’t Be Cowed by Glenn Beck’s Personal Attacks

by Mónica Novoa on February 2 2011, 3:17PM

From Fances Fox Piven to Colorlines’ alum Daisy Hernandez, Beck’s attacks are meant to scare us into silence.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Glenn Beck

Study: I-Word's Usage Has Skyrocketed Alongside Policy Debate

Study: I-Word’s Usage Has Skyrocketed Alongside Policy Debate

by Mónica Novoa on January 24 2011, 12:17PM

Newsline graphs the use of dehumanizing slurs to refer to immigrants over the past 30 years.

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Let's Turn Off the Hate Machine, in Arizona and Everywhere

Let’s Turn Off the Hate Machine, in Arizona and Everywhere

by Mónica Novoa on January 14 2011, 2:35PM

The violence in Arizona isn’t singular and has been around for a while. Drop the I-Word campaign manager Monica Novoa says we can end it, though.

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FOX News and Society of Professional Journalists Take on the I-Word

FOX News and Society of Professional Journalists Take on the I-Word

by Mónica Novoa on January 7 2011, 4:14PM

A journalist tries to lead smart conversation about demeaning language, and right wing pundits freak out.

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Rising Hate For Migrants Worldwide Starts With Criminalizing Them

Rising Hate For Migrants Worldwide Starts With Criminalizing Them

by Pramila Jayapal on December 15 2010, 9:28AM

Pramila Jayapal says that’s why she’s celebrating the 10th International Migrants Day by dropping the i-word.

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Drop the I-Word: Sound Strike and Others Join the Campaign

Drop the I-Word: Sound Strike and Others Join the Campaign

by Mónica Novoa on December 13 2010, 2:34PM

We’ll blog weekly with updates from the campaign to get rid of hate speech in immigration politics.

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I-Word Triggers Boycott Campaign Against Fresno Bee Newspaper

I-Word Triggers Boycott Campaign Against Fresno Bee Newspaper

by Jorge Rivas on November 24 2010, 9:18AM

Immigrant community advocates take the Frenso Bee to task for its language.

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Introducing

Introducing “9500 Liberty”—and the Power of Language

by on November 18 2010, 12:17PM

Get this documentary, hold a watch party and share the lesson of why it’s crucial we all pledge to Drop the I-Word. Sign the pledge today!

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¿Qué Parte de Ser Humano no Entiendes?

¿Qué Parte de Ser Humano no Entiendes?

by Carlos Roa on October 15 2010, 8:06PM

Que significa que la corte suprema ha declarado que corporaciones empresariales son personas en el sentido legal mientras que seres humanos son denominados “ilegales”?

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What Part of Human Being Don't You Understand?

What Part of Human Being Don’t You Understand?

by Carlos Roa on October 15 2010, 4:21PM

What does it say when the Supreme Court rules that corporations are legal persons and yet human beings are deemed “illegal”?

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Why I Don't Use the I-Word--in ANY Form

Why I Don’t Use the I-Word—in ANY Form

by Rinku Sen on October 14 2010, 3:46PM

It creates the illusion of simplicity, when that could not be further from the case.

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Enough! Let's Drop the I-Word--It's Hate Speech Play

Enough! Let’s Drop the I-Word—It’s Hate Speech

by Mónica Novoa on September 28 2010, 9:34AM

The Applied Research Center and ColorLines launch a campaign to get rid of this ugly word in politics and media.

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