ColorLines Campaign to “Drop the I-Word”

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.

 

If You Care About Immigrant Rights, Learn Black America's History Too

If You Care About Immigrant Rights, Learn Black America’s History Too

by Rinku Sen on February 3 2012, 9:43AM

This month, our Drop the I-Word campaign is urging immigrants and their advocates to join a virtual book club discussing Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Rinku Sen

36 Comments

Charlotte's First Baby of 2012 Sparks Anti-Latino Hate. It's Time to Drop the I-Word!

Charlotte’s First Baby of 2012 Sparks Anti-Latino Hate. It’s Time to Drop the I-Word!

by Mónica Novoa on January 24 2012, 8:52AM

Some readers in Charlotte were outraged when the paper announced that the city’s first baby was Latino. The vitriolic hate that followed is another stirring example of why it’s important to Drop the I Word.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

67 Comments

How Immigrants Forced Media to Treat Them Like Humans in 2011

How Immigrants Forced Media to Treat Them Like Humans in 2011

by Mónica Novoa on December 20 2011, 9:45AM

This year we gained valuable allies in our fight to add humane language into the discourse on immigration. But there’s much more to come in 2012.

Topics: 2012: What’s Ahead?, Drop the I-Word

7 Comments

Beyond Politics: How Undocumented Youth Can Find Emotional Support

Beyond Politics: How Undocumented Youth Can Find Emotional Support

by Mónica Novoa on December 2 2011, 11:30AM

The recent suicide of an undocumented teenager in Texas has shed new light on the unique emotional challenges that face thousands of young people in the U.S.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

2 Comments

Tell the Charlotte Observer to Drop the I Word

Tell the Charlotte Observer to Drop the I Word

by Mónica Novoa on November 30 2011, 10:00AM

Young Latino activists in Charlotte are leading the charge to get the city’s leading paper to stop its use of racially charged language. Here’s how you can help.

Topics: Drop the I-Word

2 Comments

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

6 Comments

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

2 Comments

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: Drop the I-Word

7 Comments

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, Drop the I-Word

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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

6 Comments

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, Immigration

4 Comments

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

7 Comments

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

15 Comments

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

5 Comments

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

2 Comments

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

33 Comments

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

17 Comments

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

0 Comments

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, Media

3 Comments

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

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