Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Why Are They Capitalizing ‘Black’?


 As a professional writer, I (Rhett Wilson, Sr.) find it ridiculous that the Associated Press has decided to capitalize the word "black." It is yet another example of the Leftist mob pushing their agenda on the West.

Lawyer Dennis Prager agrees it is ridiculous . . .

"A few months ago, I noticed that my published column spelled 'black' 'Black.' As I had submitted the column with 'black' spelled with a lower case 'b,' I contacted my editor to find out why what I had written was changed. She responded that the syndicate was following the Associated Press’ rules of style, a common practice in journalism and book writing.

On July 20, 2020, the AP published 'Explaining AP style on Black and white,' in which it explained:

'AP’s style is now to capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense, conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa. The lowercase black is a color, not a person. AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses.'

The AP explanation is drivel."

Read the entire article by Dennis Prager here.

Picture used by permission from Pixabay.

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