AP Orders Writers To Not Capitalize ‘White’ Because History Has Been Harder on Some People Than Others

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-orders-writers-not-capitalize-white-history-harder-people-others/

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The Associated Press, a U.S. wire service and news outlet, announced Monday that while it will capitalize “black” when referring to the racial group in its stories, it will not capitalize “white.” The AP said in a statement about the change that white people have a less distinct culture than do black people and that whites don’t have the experience of discrimination based on skin color. It also said capitalizing “white” could be harmful because white supremacists often capitalize “white,” according to a report about the change posted by AP.