The New Childishness: “Why we capitalize ‘Black’ (and not ‘white’)”
06/17/2020
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Earlier: Childishness with a Capital "B"

From the Columbia Journalism Review:

It’s mildly amusing reading the rationalizations for capitalizing Black but not white, when in reality they come down to the middle school concept that Blacks rule, whites drool.

That’s why elite journalism suddenly looks like a middle school term paper.

Why we capitalize ‘Black’ (and not ‘white’)
By Mike Laws
JUNE 16, 2020

AT THE COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW, we capitalize Black, and not white, when referring to racial groups. Black is an ethnic designation; white merely describes the skin color of people who can, usually without much difficulty, trace their ethnic origins back to a handful of European countries.

Note that these pathetic white people have a term that is not an ethnic description; white merely describes the skin color of people who can, usually without much difficulty, trace their ethnic origins back to a handful of European countries. Be clear on this fact: white people do not come from a plethora of European countries, but a mere handful. What losers!

… Per this understanding, it is a kind of orthographic injustice to lowercase the B: to do so is to perpetuate the iniquity of an institution that uprooted people from the most ethnically diverse place on the planet

Unlike whites, who only come from a handful of countries and thus can’t be considered diverse.


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