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Leftists Lose Their Minds Because Washington Post Will Capitalize ‘White’

Leftists Lose Their Minds Because Washington Post Will Capitalize ‘White’

“This is an awful, racist idea. There is no white culture.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEikmxEdI-w

News outlets changed writing styles for “racial and ethnic identifiers” after the death of George Floyd ignited shouts for social justice.

Most places decided to capitalize Black when identifying those of African descent, but not the word white.

The Washington Post changed its “racial and ethnic identifiers” writing style but will capitalize white.

The WaPo public relations team wrote:

Beginning immediately, The Washington Post will uppercase the B in Black to identify the many groups that make up the African diaspora in America and elsewhere. This decision comes after extensive discussions with members of our own news organization, consultations with editors in other newsrooms nationwide and evaluations of commentary and analyses by numerous thought leaders and organizations of influence in the Black community. The use of Black is a recognition and acknowledgment not only of the cultural bonds and historical experiences shared by people of African heritage, but also the shared struggles of the descendants of enslaved people, families who immigrated generations ago and more recent immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean and other corners of the world.

In addition to the use of the uppercase B for Black, Post coverage recognizes there are individuals who prefer not to confine themselves to identity based solely on the color of their skin. Just as the U.S. Census asks individuals to categorize themselves by race, ethnicity and nationality, in our journalism, people will have the opportunity to identify as Black, African American and biracial, or something more ethnically specific, such as Afro-Latino, Ethiopian American or other national identifiers, a reflection of the many cultures and backgrounds that constitute this vast community.

This style change also prompts the question of how America’s largest racial community should be identified. Stories involving race show that White also represents a distinct cultural identity in the United States. In American history, many White Europeans who entered the country during times of mass migration were the targets of racial and ethnic discrimination. These diverse ethnicities were eventually assimilated into the collective group that has had its own cultural and historical impact on the nation. As such, White should be represented with a capital W. In accordance with our style change, people who do not want to be recognized as a color also have the choice of representing themselves by their cultural background, as they currently do, identifying as German American, Irish American, Italian American or other representations of national heritage.

Separately, we will limit the uppercase version of the racial categorization Brown to direct quotations and use it sparingly in other instances. Although the term has gained general acceptance, the designation is seen by many as a catchall to describe people of color of vastly diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who are not Black.

Needless to say people have lost their damn minds.

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bLaCk LiVeS mAtTeR. wHiTe CuLtUrE. aLl LiVeS mAtTeR. oRaNgEmAnBad.

(This ought to cause a few more heads to the WaPo to explode.)

I ain’t capitalizing SHYT.
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ummm…anyone want to inform that brain trust what just happened?

I couldn’t care less anymore about what’s capitalized or not. The surfing beaches have been declared racist, Quaker Oats and snow are now racist, math is racist, tests are racist and now Rutgers has declared that proper grammar is racist. Let’s all ignore actual written and spoken English, so we can all appear to be as ignorant, third-world and woke as the lefties. God help anyone from a non-English-speaking country attempting to learn or even understand our language….oh wait, the illegals don’t have to know it anyway.

So tiresome. ebonics, anyone?

Dusty Pitts | July 29, 2020 at 5:28 pm

“Leftists lose their minds” — one cannot lose what one does not possess.

The Washington Post is being criticized for evenly applying a style change.

Also, if there is no such thing as White culture, what, in the name of all that’s holy, is White supremacy?

    MarkS in reply to Valerie. | July 29, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Touche’

    n.n in reply to Valerie. | July 29, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    It is diversity dogma or color judgments, and notably Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent.

    tom_swift in reply to Valerie. | July 29, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    if there is no such thing as White culture, what, in the name of all that’s holy, is White supremacy?

    Huh? “White supremacy” is no more characteristic of White culture than is, say, National Socialism.

    fscarn in reply to Valerie. | July 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    “[W]hat, in the name of all that’s holy, is White supremacy?”

    An excuse for having average IQs below that of Whites.

LookoutABear | July 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm

none should be capitalized. Racial identity should just be an adjective like any other. The only reason nationalities get capitalized is they are based on the proper name of the country.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to LookoutABear. | July 30, 2020 at 4:00 am

    After Zeus clumsily stomped on several of the beings created from clay and spittle by Prometheus, all that was left were the black, white, brown and yellow figures. Thank Zeus that his virgin daughter, Athena breathed life into these clay figures that became us but he would never have capitalized their color. After all, he is Zeus ( capitalized)!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | July 29, 2020 at 5:37 pm

[White] is a “collective group that has had its own cultural and historical impact on the nation.”

Understatement of the millenium.

The US was built, almost exclusively, by WASPs. There were significant contributions by Jews and Catholics, but essentially America is a WASP construction, and the world should be thanking them for it. The Founders looked to the world and history for guides to the building of this nation, but it was the WASPs that did it.

The rest of the world population had very little to do with the establishment and main development of America.

There’s a reason why the British ex-colonies tended to turn out so well while the Spanish, Portuguese, and other ex-colonies almost invariably took very rich places and turned them into some of the crappiest nations on Earth. All of central and South America are disasters and have been so since their various independences – even as America tried over and over to get them stable enough to do business with us. But Latin America hates business and loves marxism.

There are two nations bordering America – the richest and freest nation in history (and one of the most charitable, too) – one nation has an overabundance of resources, simple, close access to two oceans, great agriculture, but is dirt poor and spends its time trying to get into fights with America while the other has only a handful of people and is richer than almost all of Latin America put together and freer than any of them could ever hope to be.

Diversity is a progressive condition (PC).

Social (i.e. relativistic, “ethical”) justice anywhere is injustice everywhere.

And they complain in which European language?

I am now having trouble distinguishing between serious articles and comedic over the top article from the Onion or Babylon Bee.

Jeff Bezos should choke on the Sunday edition.

Weird. What other adjectives are capitalized?

#BabyLivesMatter

The negros in America were hunted down, captured, enslaved and sold by africans to the highest bidder, the lucky ones got sold to the Atlantic slave trade, whose descendants live high on the hog and bitch about oppression, which they have never known, always pampered like pets.

The self hating b.LACKS project their self loathing on to their Saviors, The White People, the inheritors of the Great Western Civilization who created America, the Greatest Free Nation the world has ever known.

Without White Superiority, there would be no b.LACK privilege, and all light skin b.LACKS have White DNA Privilege.

And there cannot be any ”racism” because as the social scientists constantly tell use, races do not exist.

smalltownoklahoman | July 29, 2020 at 6:31 pm

White people have no culture?! Well, good excuse to link this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O3mZ00xxoI

I reserve the terms Latino and Latina (and I refuse to accept Latinx) for descendants of the Holy Roman Empire who still speak Latin. Not many still speak Latin — mostly alter boys.

    tom_swift in reply to Geologist. | July 29, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    ? The Holy Roman Empire was Frankish (later mainly German as known today). The language was one form or another of German, with—like everything else in those days—an admixture of Medieval Latin.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | July 29, 2020 at 6:55 pm

I demand that everyone must capitalize the first two letters of my name, ethnicity, religion, and race. Two letters. Don’t make me call the Capital Cops.

Saying there’s no “white culture” because there are English, Germans, Italians, Greeks, etc. is like saying there’s no “black culture” because there are Bantu, Zulu, Masai, Himba, Samburu, etc.

I will capitalize Negro and Caucasian as proper nouns, not informal adjectives.

“White“ isn’t a culture. It’s shorthand for 44 cultures WaPo is too lazy to hyphenate.

What would White Culture be? Probably something somewhere between Western civilization at one extreme and NASCAR at the other. Whatever it is, it’s certainly real.

The fantasy that Haitians, Nigerians, Ethiopians, Sanids, and Melanesians share any common culture just because they all count as “black” is insufferably parochial. Even as American immigrants (so at least they have that in common) they share little aside from pigmentation. Picts have more in common with Serbs than Hatians do with Somalis.

RandomCrank | July 29, 2020 at 7:18 pm

There aren’t all that many advantages to be on the edge of elderly, but one of them is that you live long enough to see the same bullshit return. Capitalization of racial categories was in vogue in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and disappeared in short order. Just like this will.

George_Kaplan | July 29, 2020 at 7:29 pm

For all those losing their heads over White being capitalised, I suppose this’d be the wrong time to point out to them that English, as well as Spanish, are both White languages?

If they dislike Whites and White culture so much shouldn’t they stop appropriating the language?

F””cking eh!

“King Leonidas:’Let me guess, you must be Xerxes.’
Xerxes:’Come Leonidas, let us reason together. It would be a regrettable waste. It would be nothing short of madness for you, brave king, and your valiant troops to perish. All because of a simple misunderstanding. There is much our cultures could share.’
King Leonidas:”Haven’t you noticed? We’ve been sharing our culture with you all morning.'”

King Leonidas was wrong! I just found out I have no culture to share with anyone.

Boy, won’t the Black chick (notice the capital letter) I’ve been dating be disappointed.

I also date white chicks. And, maybe I’m a glutton for punishment considering my Japanese wife left me (to be fair after I was recalled after 9/11 she thought I abandoned her as if I had a choice; I still love her and now she’s happily married to a man who isn’t in the Navy and won’t go away) but I still date Asian women.

I don’t mean to come across as a jerk. My ex is a fine woman and I couldn’t be happier for her. I was just away for too long. As the saying goes, all gave some, and some gave all. That’s not all of it. I don’t want to say more. It was just too much for her.

LukeHandCool | July 29, 2020 at 8:30 pm

I prefer “the w-word people.”

LET’S JUST CAPITALIZE EVERYTHING.

PROBLEM SOLVED!

Funny thing, though, Blacks are not black and Whites are not white, in case it matters; I mean, in case words should mean what they’re supposed to represent — what they correspond to — in reality.

If they should mean what they correspond to in reality, and that’s a good thing, maybe we should realize that this identity thing we’re all tripping over ourselves about, the whole enchilada, is completely meshuga — CRAZY; the present nomenclature just isn’t working out the way we’d like — am I right or not?

So, it might be a good idea to start all over in the hunt for a better, more peacefully coexistent idea.

Why not, what do we have to lose? Maybe the seemingly increasing chance of a most feared war of all against all? Seems worth it to me. How about you?

White people get the privilege of identifying as Scottish, Polish, Swedish, etc. because our ethnic heritage wasn’t violently erased

The Picts, Belgae, Brigantes, Caledonians, and Jutes raise their hands in objection.

Old and cold: White culture exists and is evil (see Smithsonian and WaPo).

New and bold: White culture doesn’t exist and is evil (see the Red Guard).

No matter which side you pick in the “debate”, the other side will hate you and seek to enslave or kill you.

Black isn’t a color, it’s the absence of light.

There may or may not be a “common white culture” that is widely shared in the United States, but there most certainly is a “common White Washington Post Reader culture.”

Neither black nor white are proper nouns, and so they do not get capitalized. Unless either happens to be your surname.

This is typical Leftist speak. When your entire ideology and agenda are based on lies, misinformation, and deception, your greatest enemies are facts, truth, and reality. The Left must lie all the time or their entire ideology and agenda will cease to exist as they will be exposed as just a pack of lies.

“Starting now, the @washingtonpost will uppercase the B in Black to
identify the many groups that make up the African diaspora
in America and elsewhere.”

diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale.

seems to me, all the ranters are using the same logic WAPO uses for the “B”, against the “W”.

When everyone knows, flying the W only happens at Wrigley Field.

They didn’t say if they were going to capitalize the colors used for broad depiction of peoples by color: Brown, Red, Yellow, Grey, Orange, etc. Are they being left out of all this fun, and why does WaPo hate them so much?

There’s the Grand Canyon, Phillips screwdriver, Crescent wrench, Yellow Dog, Black Widow, Red army, Orange Blossom Special, Blue Plate Special, Indian Giver, Dark Knight, White Knight, Holy Ghost, Immaculate Conception, Virgin Birth, Orange Man.

henrybowman | July 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm

“There is no white culture.”

Gaylon Parsons is certainly more of an authority than the Smithsonian, whose poster on that very subject is now legendary.

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