Drop the I-Word Blog

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: YOU!

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on Nov 11, 2011 11:11AM

Yesterday we asked people to take action to let the Associated Press know that it’s time they drop the i-word: YOU are our Friday Friend when you take action!

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Associated Press to Drop the I-Word!

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on Nov 10, 2011 1:11PM

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Associated Press to drop the i-word in all its forms. Submissions must be received by Tuesday, Nov 15.

Three Connecticut Papers Drop the I-Word

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on Nov 9, 2011 9:11AM

Victory! Three papers in Connecticut, New Haven Register, Middletown Press and The Register Citizen, reported that they will no longer use the terms “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” in their publications.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Gustavo Arellano

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on Nov 4, 2011 4:11PM

Our Friday Friend this week is writer Gustavo Arellano, author of the famed “Ask a Mexican” for addressing the use of the i-word.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Media Matters

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on Oct 28, 2011 1:10PM

This week’s Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is Media Matters for releasing a study of Fox News’ framing of immigration, which showed without a doubt how Fox News immigrant issues through the lens of criminality.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: The Daily Pennslyvanian

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on Oct 21, 2011 1:10PM

Our Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is The Daily Pennsylvanian, for publishing articles devoid of the hateful i-word.

Video from Detention Watch Network Aims to End Mandatory Detention

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on Oct 18, 2011 1:10PM

In this touching video by the DWN and Dignity, Not Detention, people hold signs expressing several ways in which mandatory detention is destructive and dehumanizing, and share their visions for a future where immigrants are treated with dignity.

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

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on Oct 14, 2011 2:10PM

An appeals court today put brakes on the portion of Alabama’s harsh new immigration law that mandated public schools track students’ immigration status. Two weeks after the law went into effect, reports are mounting of kids avoiding school.

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: 9-year-old Sam

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on Oct 14, 2011 8:10AM




Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: Hari Kondabolu

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on Oct 7, 2011 9:10AM

This week’s Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is Hari Kondabolu, whose particular brand of race-smart comedy keeps us laughing, thinking and coming back for more.