Drop the I-Word Blog

Celebrate Black History Month: Read The Warmth of Other Suns


on Jan 26, 2012 12:01PM

For Black History Month read The Warmth of Other Suns with Drop the I-Word and BAJI. Learn how to participate in the conversation!

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: United 4 the Dream (again!)


on Jan 6, 2012 9:01AM

Youth organizers of United 4 the Dream continue to move and inspire us with their advocacy to drop the i-word. We compiled some of our favorite photos to show you why.

UPDATE: How Immigrants Forced Media to Treat Them Like Humans in 2011


on Dec 28, 2011 9:12AM

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.

Charlotte Observer Responds to Drop the I-Word protests


on Dec 22, 2011 8:12AM

Members of youth group United 4 the Dream have been leading a protest (rain or shine) outside the Charlotte Observer this week, demanding they drop “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien.”

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: BAJI


on Dec 16, 2011 12:12PM

This week’s Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is BAJI, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, an education and advocacy group comprised of African Americans and black immigrants from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and a great supporter of the Drop the I-Word Campaign.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Steve Kleinedler


on Dec 9, 2011 6:12AM

Our Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is the Steve Kleinedler, Executive Editor of New American Heritage Dictionary, for amending the definition of “anchor baby” to reflect the term as offensive.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: United 4 the Dream


on Dec 2, 2011 1:12PM

Our Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is United 4 the Dream (U4TD), a youth organizing group in the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, North Carolina. U4TD has been organizing a local Drop the I-Word campaign and has been achieving some great results.

Take Action! Tell the Charlotte Observer to Drop the I-Word


on Nov 30, 2011 11:11AM

Drop the I-Word is launching an effort to tell the Charlotte Observer to drop the i-word. Take action. Send a letter today.

Let Jonathan and Issac Go Home


on Nov 21, 2011 1:11PM

Jonathan and Issac were detained as they protested Alabama’s anti-immigrant law HB56 and they need your help so they can make it home! Click to learn more.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Alabama 13


on Nov 18, 2011 2:11PM

Today’s Drop the I-Word Friday Friends are the Alabama 13, thirteen undocumented immigrants who were arrested on Tuesday in a direct action challenging Alabama’s HB 56, arguably the country’s harshest anti-immigrant law.