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

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.

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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, Drop the I-Word News, Immigration

Jay Smooth to Gov. Rick Perry: Superman Was Undocumented Play

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, Drop the I-Word News

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 News

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, Drop the I-Word News

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 News

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 News

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.

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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,…

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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, Drop the I-Word News, 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.

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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 News

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, Drop the I-Word News, 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 News, Editor's Blog

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 News

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.

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Drop the I-Word: I Am...Rising to the Challenge

Drop the I-Word: I Am…Rising to the Challenge

by Mónica Novoa on May 20 2011, 10:02AM

I’m just a student without papers, but I’m organizing to get them. Do you think you can use “undocumented student” instead? Or call me David?

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Drop the I-Word: I Am...Home, Both Here and There

Drop the I-Word: I Am…Home, Both Here and There

by Mónica Novoa on May 19 2011, 10:05AM

I value New York City and Brooklyn in particular, because I feel at home amongst so many people who claim home both here and elsewhere, just like I do.

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Drop the I-Word: I Am...an Ally, Activist and Friend

Drop the I-Word: I Am…an Ally, Activist and Friend

by Mónica Novoa on May 18 2011, 9:02AM

My family’s history represents the painful stain of injustice in the U.S. says Karume James in explaining why he has joined the movement.

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La Juventud de Charlotte, NC. Consigue apoyo a Ningún Ser Humano es Ilegal Play

La Juventud de Charlotte, NC. Consigue apoyo a Ningún Ser Humano es Ilegal

by Mónica Novoa on May 5 2011, 1:30PM

En pocas horas, estudiantes colectaron mas de 1,200 firmas de personas prometiendo no llamarle “ilegal” a ningún ser humano e instando que los medios y políticos prometan igual.

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