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This's a very thoughtful piece by @IamGMJohnson on the language we use when we write abt the descendants of slavery in the United States. I produced a mini style guide to guide the #1619Project because I knew the ability words have to empower/harm/define. mic.com/p/yes-black-is…
@IamGMJohnson When I was in college I always capitalized the b in when referring to black Americans. As a professional journalist I bowed to traditional style, but at the same time I refuse to use African-American because I think black speaks both to a race and a politics and is more powerful.
@IamGMJohnson I would love to hear the thoughts of other black journos on this.
@IamGMJohnson By the way, the style guide made explicit that we would *never* use black or blacks as a noun.
@IamGMJohnson The style guide is not in a format to share, but let me work on it.
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