Associated Press: We Will Capitalize “Black” but not “white”
The Associated Press says they will capitalize the word “Black” when used in the context of race and culture, but they will not capitalize the word “white.”
As I wrote in my new book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation,” there is an effort afoot by leftists to divide this nation along racial lines. Click here to read the book.
The AP justified their decision by arguing that white people have much less shared history and culture and whites don’t have the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color.
Clearly, the white Associated Press staffers have not lived in neighborhoods where they are the minority.
“We agree that white people’s skin color plays into systemic inequalities and injustices, and we want our journalism to robustly explore these problems,” John Daniszewski, the AP’s vice president for standards, said in a memo to staff Monday. “But capitalizing the term white, as is done by white supremacists, risks subtly conveying legitimacy to such beliefs.”
The New York Times said they too would follow the Associated Press rule.
“White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does,” The New York Times said on July 5 in explaining its decision.
In a way the Associated Press is telling us that white people are lesser. Hence, the lowercase ‘w’.
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