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AP Stylebook: Black Must Now Be Capitalized When Writing About Race, Not Sure About white

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Can reparations for slavery really be that far behind, considering the way things are going? Is it possible than future generations will have to bear the burden of even higher theft taxation for a crime they didn’t commit?

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Check this out, via The Guardian:

The Associated Press has changed its influential writing style guide to capitalize the “b” in the term Black when referring to people in a racial, ethnic or cultural context, weighing in on a hotly debated issue.

The change conveys “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,” said John Daniszewski, AP’s vice-president of standards. “The lowercase black is a color, not a person.”

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Like many of her fellow celebrities, pop icon Madonna has responded publicly to the tragic death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American man who died on while being forcefully subdued by Minneapolis police and whose death has sparked widespread outrage and violent riots throughout the city.

In a social media post, Madonna responded to the tragedy by declaring “f*** the police!” and calling for extreme gun control.

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