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Immigration Nation

How do top television shows depict immigrant characters?

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Help us humanize the conversation around immigrants, citizenship, and identity

Challenge Media

Tell the Washington Post to stop citing hate groups


Mainstream media legitimizes anti-immigrant hate by using their language and research. Tell journalists to stop citing organizations with ties to eugenics and white nationalism.

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Water Warrior


In a video partnership with Shondaland, Define American's Monica Medellin reveals the cultural roots of surfing.

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#ImmiGrad


Salute the next generation of American graduates!

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#FactsMatter: Let’s Have An Honest Conversation Around Citizenship

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It’s time for a new conversation about immigrants and identity in America. Why do people come to this country? What does it mean to be undocumented? What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

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Tell media outlets their words matter, and terms like ”illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" are unacceptable.

Our Films

Learn about Define American film projects “Documented” and “White People.”

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