Drop the I-Word Blog

Society of Professional Journalists Drop the I-Word


on Oct 3, 2011 7:10AM

We’re so excited to announce that the Society for Professional Journalists have passed a resolution to stop using the phrase “illegal alien” and to for journalists to continue “discussion and re-evaluation of the use of illegal immigrant in news stories.”

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend: National Center for Transgender Equality


on Sep 28, 2011 11:09AM

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend:
The National Center for Transgender Equality

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend/Foe: Sally Kohn and Republican Candidates


on Sep 23, 2011 1:09PM

This week’s Drop the I-Word Friday Foes are the Republican candidates for President, and the Drop the I-Word Friday Friend is Sally Kohn for tweeting to media to drop the i-word.

CNN en Español uses I-Word


on Sep 21, 2011 1:09PM

On Twitter, @alonsochehade asked us:
@droptheiword What do you think about Dreamer Jennifer Lopez subtitle on @CNNEE “Inmigrante Ilegal”? bit.ly/paSDcn
Well we do not like it one bit.

Journalists Unite to Drop the I-Word


on Sep 19, 2011 1:09PM

Drop the I-Word is excited to count UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. into its growing list of endorsers.

New Video Asks What Would Your Immigrant Ancestors Think of the I-Word?


on Sep 12, 2011 6:09AM

In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Drop the I-Word hits the New York City streets to talk to the people about immigration and the i-word

Drop the I-Word Friday Friend/Foe: WSOCTV and Fox News


on Sep 9, 2011 1:09PM

Each week we highlight one person or group as the Drop the I-Word Friday Friend. Our Friends are special advocates who take a stand for undocumented immigrants and against the i-word. 

Comedian Hari Kondabolu Addresses Racial Stereotypes


on Sep 8, 2011 1:09PM

Comedian Hari Kondabolu points out hypocrisy in racial stereotypes in this hilariously funny stand-up clip. After all, who wants liberation without laughter?

How to Tweet for Drop the I-Word


on Sep 7, 2011 8:09AM

Want to use Twitter to encourage people to drop the i-word? Here are some tips to get you started.

Sign Up on Twitter! It’s easy to get a Twitter account, just click here to get started. And don’t forget to follow @droptheiword on Twitter for the latest updates, news and actions!

Michigan Roman Catholic Bishops Statement on Immigration


on Aug 24, 2011 10:08AM

The Roman Catholic Bishops in Michigan released a statement taking a stance on immigration, referencing the problematic lack of effective federal immigration policy and stresses the need to stop blaming individuals for a “failed policy.”