Fatima Syed

RRJ will now capitalize “Black” and “Indigenous”

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The RRJ is pleased to announce we will now capitalize “Black” and “Indigenous” in all of our stories, online and in print.

More details about how and why we made this choice will be featured in our upcoming print issue, which will be out in March 2016.

Capitalized Indigenous and Black

Illustration by Fatima Syed


2 Responses to RRJ will now capitalize “Black” and “Indigenous”

  1. Joe Clark February 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

    That’s all well and good if and only if you capitalize White, as _Ebony_ does.

    But nobody on your staff knows what _Ebony_ is or what the history might be, because university students are ahistorical. (Actually, so does _Jet_. What is _Jet_?)

    By the same logic, yes, one would capitalize Gentile, Hapa, Haole, Chamorro, Gwailo, and related terms. But you’re all too green to understand the ramifications of the decision you were “pleased to announce.”

    I would also like to know if your publication also intends to capitalize racial slurs.

  2. Donald Lemon February 4, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    So tired of this SJW masturbation. Please put the style guide down and go do something meaningful.


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