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Posted By: Imright, 6/27/2020 10:35:39 AM

The Associated Press (AP) changed its style guide on Friday to capitalize “black” in reference to people.The AP wrote of its change. The Associated Press changed its writing style guide Friday 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. (Tweet) John Daniszewski, AP’s vice president of standards, wrote of the news outlet’s new guidelines in an official statement: 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,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 6/27/2020 10:45:59 AM (No. 459026)
Well let’s capitalize the “S” in Stupid and the “I” in Idiots, too.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 6/27/2020 10:46:05 AM (No. 459027)
You've had 50 years to figure out that "Equal" means SPECIAL. Sweet and honest people tend to assume that others are also sweet and honest. Democrats, likewise, suspect that everyone else is lying.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/27/2020 10:50:25 AM (No. 459033)
I'm going with bLACK! Every ethic group gets caps except Whites, so I will capitalize the 'W' in White.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/27/2020 10:52:29 AM (No. 459035)
A few years ago some publication was automatically changing 'black' to African American. Some bizarre text slipped through - like 'The approaching storm had African American clouds'. LOL.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/27/2020 10:53:31 AM (No. 459037)
And I've amended my style book - - to capitalize the "ASS" in ASSociated Press.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/27/2020 11:04:06 AM (No. 459048)
The biggest threat to a Black man or Black woman's life is another Black person killing them. Not being hunted down by a policeman of any color. It's called Black on Black crime and it is being swept under the rug because it does not speak to the narative of the left Stupid Asshats.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sailannapolis 6/27/2020 11:04:08 AM (No. 459049)
As we see from pictures of these CRIMINALS most are White probably from harvard or yale PRIVILEGED. They are using b l m as a shield.. the dems condone their actions hoping to discourage PATRIOTS from voting for President TRUUMP.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RU4us 6/27/2020 11:04:43 AM (No. 459051)
You will find this in most Grammars: "Capitalize the names of particular nationalities, languages, ethnic groups, and religions." All along, writers using the AP Style Book have ended their sentences using a period, even when they aren't sentences at all. Will Conservative, dark skinned East Indians be referred to as black or Black? Our Handlers have finally fallen completely into the Bell Jar.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 6/27/2020 11:11:39 AM (No. 459058)
Didn’t they always? They used to capitalze the N in Negro and the C in Caucasian...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Delilah 6/27/2020 11:16:42 AM (No. 459066)
The AP style book would never pass Math 101 as they do no know how to properly write numbers less then zero using decimal points and their fractions are a horrible mess. I was taught back in the dark ages that a zero is always placed before the decimal point in number less than one. Otherwise it is just a dot floating around in space. And my math professor helped build the pentagon so I think he was a lot smarter than any journalist.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56 6/27/2020 11:33:27 AM (No. 459096)
I'm sure George Floyd is happy in the afterlife knowing his life was worth a capital B.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/27/2020 11:59:25 AM (No. 459130)
AssPress is NOT a reliable source. Ignore these fools, they are propagandists who specialize in Fake News.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 6/27/2020 11:59:55 AM (No. 459131)
Will the capitalize White? If not, AssPress is racist.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/27/2020 12:01:58 PM (No. 459135)
Poster #4, and I remember a story that said something like...'it's not always African American and white.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/27/2020 12:10:21 PM (No. 459145)
Seems to me, that grammar already dictates that when you are referring to people as a whole, you capitalize the word you are using. Why AP has taken so long to catch up I do not know. But those of us with an excellent education pre-Leftist indoctrination already knew this basic principle of grammar. I may not always get my punctuation correct, but the capitalization rule, I knew that nearly 45 years ago from school.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Southron 6/27/2020 1:06:20 PM (No. 459191)
But white is not capitalized.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: StrikingViking 6/27/2020 1:13:35 PM (No. 459196)
The harridan who slept her way to the upper echelons of Kalifornia politics by servicing Willie Brown as his mistress is now the favorite for the coveted VP spot on the Dhimmi ticket. Right on cue, the AP stylebook mandates that the term "mistress" must never again appear in an AP story. Since I don't work for the AP, I will continue to refer to Kamelback Harris as Willie Brown's mistress.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/27/2020 1:54:46 PM (No. 459223)
Always call them ass-press... Small a Small p Small minded liars
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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/27/2020 2:37:08 PM (No. 459268)
My style guide does not include capitalizing ap, who has diminished themselves to the point of I do not listen to them.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/27/2020 2:55:09 PM (No. 459280)
Capitalizing the 'B' in black proves to me the Associated Press is not serious about improving the lives of blacks. Neither is anyone else that adopts this stance. The black community has a host of serious problems that will be difficult to resolve. Capitalizing the 'B' in black will do nothing to fix anything. Strongly suspect many people in the black community see right through this.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: raspberry 6/27/2020 3:43:05 PM (No. 459308)
OK aP I get it. whites are so special with white privilege and all that we don't get to use a white cap even to begin a sentence? Is that what they say? Why am I confused having graduated from a mostly caucasian journalism school in the 60s? Now my spell check wants a capital c.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/27/2020 8:39:08 PM (No. 459476)
I'll just use the n-word instead.
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