Associated Press To Capitalize ‘Black’ But Not ‘White’
The Associated Press has announced they will start capitalizing 'Black' but will not capitalize 'White'. Even The National Association of Black Journalists disagrees with that decision. The National Association of Black Journalists and Black scholars around the U.S. believe both 'Black' and 'White' should be capitalized.
The reason for the new usage rule, according to The Associated Press, is because White people do not have enough shared history. And Whites haven't experienced discrimination, at least not to the degree of Blacks.
The AP's vice president for standards, John Daniszewski, said, "We agree that white people's skin color play into systemic inequalities and injustices, and we want our journalism to robustly explore these problems".
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and others have said they will also be capitalizing 'Black' but not 'White'.