McIntyre: Black capitalization matters

A colleague reports a telephone call from a reader who plans to cancel their subscription to The Baltimore Sun because the paper has decided to capitalize the b in Black in references to people. The Sun’s decision, announced June 23, to change its house style came after a handful of major newspapers had made the same decision, and just a little in advance of the decision by the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style to adopt it. That reader is going to have to boycott a lot of publications. (Balt Sun)

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