Uprooted is Partnering with “Drop the ‘I’ Word”!

Uprooted is proud to announce a new partner organization: the Colorlines “Drop the ‘I’ Word Campaign”!

“Drop the ‘I’ Word” is a campaign that aims to eliminate the word ‘illegal’ from the public discourse on immigration because it “creates an environment of hate by exploiting racial fear and economic anxiety, creating an easy scapegoat for complex issues, and OK-ing violence against those labeled with the word.”

Shifting the debate on immigration means changing the language that we use to talk about migration issues. Uprooted is very excited to be partnering with this important campaign to promote a new way of framing the national discourse.

To find out more about “Drop the ‘I’ Word” you can watch this powerful video about the damaging effects of hate language:

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