Monday, July 20, 2020

Progressivism In Yet Another Nutshell: 'Black' Is To Be Capitolized, 'White' Is Not

This bit of typographical idiocy only came to my attention a couple of weeks ago...and now the AP has incorporated it into their stylebook. Their reasons are so idiotic and inconsistent that they would have been much better off not giving a justification at all. Or just saying "because we say so." 
   If you want to know what a progressive future would look like, imagine a whole society and government re-engineered by the kinds of people who think 'black' should be capitalized and 'white' should not. 
   Oh and: I hope it goes without saying by this point that progressives have no interest whatsoever in racial equality...
   And just because I can't resist, here's their reason:
   “AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses,” Daniszewski wrote. “This decision follows our move last month to capitalize Black in such uses. We consulted with a wide group of people internally and externally around the globe and considered a variety of commentary in making these decisions.”
   “There was clear desire and reason to capitalize Black. Most notably, people who are Black have strong historical and cultural commonalities, even if they are from different parts of the world and even if they now live in different parts of the world,
Aside from all the other stupidity here, there is no "cultural sense" of white. But if there were, whites would probably have more of it in common than blacks do--given that whites are only 9% of the world's population and blacks are 30%.


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