Mainstream media now capitalizes ‘B’ when writing about black people

Jun 15, 2020

Sarah Glover, the former president of the National Association for Black Journalists, said “the time has come for all news media to capitalize the B in Black” in an open letter calling on The Associated Press to update its style guide.

Los Angeles Times journalist Erin B. Logan made the announcement that their newsroom was making the change on Tuesday, referring to a memo sent from the paper’s executive editor Norman Pearlstine. “The conversation taking place at The Los Angeles Times and across the country reflects a necessary and long overdue shift in thinking about racism,” he wrote. “Without exception The Times is opposed to racism.”

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