“There is, at this time, less support for capitalizing white,” according to Daniszewski. “White people generally do not share the same history and culture, or the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color.”
Except the systemic racism of racial quotas and racial preferences in admissions and hiring, but whatever.
Oh, it gets better, though. Daniszewski continues by saying, “We agree that white people’s skin color plays into systemic inequalities and injustices, and we want our journalism to robustly explore those problems. But capitalizing the term white, as is done by white supremacists, risks subtly conveying legitimacy to such beliefs.”
White supremacy! Capitalizing “white” is apparently a thing of white supremacists. So obviously the prudent thing to do is capitalize “black”! That will really really stick it to those grammar-obsessed white supremacists and doesn’t at all imply the supremacy of black people.
Investigative Issues: The Associated Press Stylebook Is Now Officially Racist