How to recognize Black is a culture, not a just color

For practically my entire career, when I’ve written about the experiences of Black people I’ve had to do so using a lower case “b.” It never felt right.

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Opinion

June 25, 2020 - 8:48 AM

For practically my entire career, when I’ve written about the experiences of Black people I’ve had to do so using a lower case “b.”

It never felt right.

But that was the official style at every single newspaper where I have worked, and I had to follow suit. Even if I didn’t, an editor would have just changed it. Today, though, for the first time ever, I can write about Black people and do so using a capital B.

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