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UCLA Student Body Drops the I-Word

UCLA Student Body Drops the I-Word

by Jamilah King on September 4 2013, 10:51AM

The decision was made, in part, as a sign of respect to the school’s undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

West Coast's Second Largest Paper Drops the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

West Coast’s Second Largest Paper Drops the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2013, 1:47PM

The second largest newspaper on the West Coast tells its writers they can no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Los Angeles Times Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Los Angeles Times Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 9:50AM

The announcement comes after weeks of discussion at the paper.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Andrea Plaid Discusses

Andrea Plaid Discusses “Drop the I-Word” Campaign On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on April 29 2013, 3:10PM

Colorlines Drop the I-Word Campaign Manager, Andrea Plaid appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss the challenges facing immigrant women.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word Play

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word

by Jay Smooth on April 25 2013, 9:00AM

The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Cesar Chavez's Son and 70K Others Urge The Times to Drop the I-Word

Cesar Chavez’s Son and 70K Others Urge The Times to Drop the I-Word

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:47PM

On Tuesday afternoon dozens of activists gathered in front of the New York Times building urging the newspaper to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Media, /NOW

 USA Today 'Will No Longer Use the Term Illegal Immigrant'

USA Today ‘Will No Longer Use the Term Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2013, 10:40AM

The decision by the newspaper with the largest print circulation in the U.S. comes a week after the Associated Press dropped the i-word from their Stylebook.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Fox News Uses 'Undocumented' Instead of its Usual 'Illegal'

Fox News Uses ‘Undocumented’ Instead of its Usual ‘Illegal’

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 1:25PM

The story is categorized in the “illegal immigrants” section but the story itself never uses the i-word.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

AP Stylebook Revises Definition of 'Islamist'

AP Stylebook Revises Definition of ‘Islamist’

by Jorge Rivas on April 8 2013, 11:47AM

Last Thursday the AP moved to disassociate the term “Islamist” from its negative connotations with “Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of 'Drop the I-Word' on Democracy Now!

Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of ‘Drop the I-Word’ on Democracy Now!

by Nia King on April 5 2013, 7:38PM

Rinku Sen appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of getting the Associated Press to stop using the term “illegal” in reference to people.

Topics: Colorlines Press, /NOW

L.A. Times Considering Changes in Use of 'Illegal Immigrant'

L.A. Times Considering Changes in Use of ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 5 2013, 10:37AM

The L.A. Times is in a unique place because Los Angeles is home to the largest population of undocumented immigrants in the United States. But also because they received a $1-million grant to cover immigration and other interests for people of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Hey Grey Lady, 'Get With the Times' on the I-Word [VIDEO] Play

Hey Grey Lady, ‘Get With the Times’ on the I-Word [VIDEO]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on April 3 2013, 2:48PM

Catch up already, paper of record, you’re looking out of touch.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Why the AP's Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

Why the AP’s Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

by Rinku Sen on April 3 2013, 8:29AM

Because the deliberately divisive and willfully inaccurate term has stood in the way of real discussion for too long.

Topics: Media, Movement

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Associated Press Stylebook Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 3:24PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Touré Makes the Case Against Calling Immigrants 'Illegals' on MSNBC

Touré Makes the Case Against Calling Immigrants ‘Illegals’ on MSNBC

by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2013, 11:53AM

And he used Martha Stewart as an example.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Rep. Conyers at Immigration Hearing: Don't Say 'Illegal Immigrant'

Rep. Conyers at Immigration Hearing: Don’t Say ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 5 2013, 12:30PM

Conyers is the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Topics: /NOW

Obama Immigration Speech Wordcloud: Undocumented vs. Illegal

Obama Immigration Speech Wordcloud: Undocumented vs. Illegal

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 5:46PM

Take a look at the word cloud below that illustrates which words were used most often during the speech.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Leaked Memo Urges GOP to Say 'Undocumented Immigrants'

Leaked Memo Urges GOP to Say ‘Undocumented Immigrants’

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 10:28AM

The leaked memo also urged members of the GOP to stop using the words ‘illegals,’ ‘aliens’ and the term ‘anchor baby.’

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sergio Romo's Other Controversial Showstopping Shirts

Sergio Romo’s Other Controversial Showstopping Shirts

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 11:13AM

Wednesday’s big story from the San Francisco Giants’ victory parade was relief pitcher Sergio Romo’s and the message in front of his T-shirt: “I just look illegal.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

José Antonio Vargas: 'You Know Someone Undocumented'

José Antonio Vargas: ‘You Know Someone Undocumented’

by Rinku Sen on October 24 2012, 9:00AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who’s become one of the nation’s most high profile immigration reform advocates talks to Rinku Sen about his journey.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Immigration

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