Use of the I-Word affects attitudes toward immigrants and non-immigrants alike, including people of color who come here from all over the world. The racially discriminatory message is not explicit, but hidden, or “coded.”
The term has deliberately been made popular in the media by a web of people and organizations that both promote anti-immigrant sentiment and encourage fear and division instead of facts and understanding.
This has happened in the past with other communities. The good news is that together we can drop the I-Word and hold media and public servants accountable.
Sign the pledge, asking the media to stop calling people “
What people really, truly, mean when they use the I-word, is to say "undocumented". Now, THAT, is a more accurate use of English language.
Then, there is the concept of separate "races".
There is one race!
It is the human race.
End of story.
For more on "race", please read:
the American Anthropological Association Statement on Race