They Like Big Bs and They Cannot Lie

NEW YORK (AP) — After changing its usage rules last month to capitalize the word “Black” when used in the context of race and culture, The Associated Press on Monday said it would not do the same for “white.”

The AP said white people, in general, have much less shared history and culture and don’t have the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color…

Columbia Journalism Review, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News and Chicago Tribune are among the organizations that have recently said they would capitalize Black but have not done so for white.

“White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does,” The New York Times said on July 5 in explaining its decision.

 
Strange. True diversity is found only in the white diaspora but black people are all the same. OK.

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37 Responses to They Like Big Bs and They Cannot Lie

  1. stackja

    MLK forgotten? Character not skin color.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    AP has gone far left. When I see an AP headline I don’t read the story.
    And anyway the headline is usually so woke it’s obvious.

  3. Suburban Boy

    Sharp-eyed readers of The Australian might have spotted that it has recently begun capitalising the word “indigenous” when it is a reference to Aboriginal Australians.

  4. Next they’ll be saying all Black people look the same. I can see where we’re headed.

  5. hzhousewife

    Are Red Indians Black? Are Indian Indians Black?

  6. Alex

    Spoke with my electrician yesterday while he was installing some new down lights for me. We agreed BLM really means black lamps matter. He couldn’t get me any black down lights so I had to go with white. Does that make me a racist or is the supplier racist? Or is the local population here racist because there is a lack of demand for black down lights?

    Maybe they could address this at the next BLM protest and let me know.

  7. tgs

    We truly are living in the strangest timeline.

  8. tgs

    Also, fantastic post title. Gave me a chuckle.

  9. Mother Lode

    Associated Press says it will capitalize Black but not white.

    In all fairness, until recently, black people were more likely to see their skin colour as an identifying trait than white people.

    And the only reason ‘white’ has become more spoken of is to specify the villains – also done from the black perspective of race hustlers and identitarian activists.

  10. Aynsley Kellow

    “White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does.”

    What do those of West African descent share with those of East African descent? No history of contact or interaction, or shared cultural practices. Different histories. The slave trade from West Africa was to the Americas (North and South) and the Caribbean. The slave trade from East Africa was to the Middle East. (The Muslim slave trade is conveniently forgotten).

    The statement is profoundly racist. They share only skin colour! This was the nonsense of claims that Obama was the first ‘post-racial’ president. His father was East African, and his upbringing meant he shared nothing but skin colour with African Americans.

    Let’s not forget the treatment of the South Asian diaspora by East African governments after independence. That dubious heritage is not shared by those from West African slaves.

  11. H B Bear

    ALPBC News today referred to Portland “anti-racism protesters”. They left weeks ago.

  12. a happy little debunker

    White is made up of all colours in the visible spectrum, Black is not – Black is the absence of colour.

    But there I go again – displaying my objectionable white privilege founded in the scientific method…

  13. Mother Lode

    “White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does.”

    Don’t know if anyone else saw it but there was a bloke called Nick Cannon who was let go (I will not say ‘fired’ – my humour is more refined than that of MSM copy editors) after an on-air exposition of ‘black’, and ‘white’ traits (and a few digs at Jooz owning the media).

    He explained (inter alia) that melanin is the source of compassion (or ‘soul’ as they call it), and that therefore black people were the compassionate ones, whereas the lack of melanin in white people is reflected in their lack of compassion. White people have perpetrated iniquities beyond count or measure.

    It must be some hell, to be swollen up with a capacity for compassion that can find no outlet. Like a sealed vessel straining with pressure popping rivets and tearing seals – a destructive release. So we have ‘soul’ that sees men killing each other in horrendous numbers and women having their babies extracted with vacuum tubes.

    And Viacom, when letting the world know that they were severing links with him, explain it is due to his anti-Semitic remarks. Nothing about what he said about white people. They seemed to take no issue with that. Well, in this climate they would not dare.

    And a little irony to wrap it all up? Nick Cannon said that the Jooz controlled the media. And he was dismissed by a media company for what he said about Jooz. The pinhead will be taking this as vindication.

  14. Roger

    A black American is now deemed to have more in common with a Bantu than with his fellow white citizens.

    And they imagine this to be progress.

  15. Mother Lode

    White is made up of all colours in the visible spectrum, Black is not – Black is the absence of colour.

    They are stuck with the fact that night is black, and sunlight is white.

    Well, sunlight has a slight yellowing tinge (apparently). That would mean Asians are getting some privilege now too.

  16. Bronson

    What do papuan new guineans have in common with afro americans? It’s the same as what do the english have in common with the hungarians? Black is not all black just as white is not all white. The argument is simplistic and illogical and any one making it should be laughed at as a fool.

  17. Colin Suttie

    “(white people) don’t have the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color”

    What do they base this assertion on? Given the woke hiring policies in large companies today, this is certainly not true.

  18. Terry

    In all fairness, until recently, black people were more likely to see their skin colour as an identifying trait than white people.’

    You mean in the USA (where about 13% are “black people”), whereby a minority feature becomes a useful differentiator for descriptive purposes (it’s how the human brain works). Not so useful in downtown Mogadishu I would have thought.

    So, no. Not fair (as in reasonable) at all. Just part of the malady afflicting civilisation.

  19. a happy little debunker

    That would mean Asians are getting some privilege now …

    There are people within the BLM movement (and beyond) that consider them ‘white’.

    Heck – the BLM group was formed after a Hispanic man (full of white privilege) was found not guilty of murdering a black man…

  20. Roger W

    Is there a colour chart available so we can all check how black we are?
    Does a good suntan help? I seem to remember from my youth in the late ’60s and ’70s that coconut oil made for a much darker tan.
    But then, being a coconut is problematic nowadays so maybe using coconut oil is also a no-no? Shame about the cooking.

  21. Gerry

    The indigenous peoples all over the world who are black will love to know they share a culture and history with each other.

  22. Mother Lode

    “White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does,”

    Europe developed with a shared Christian belief. The lore and the values were universal. Ideas from Italy combining Christian faith and classical Roman organisation were transmitted over the whole continent so that even the far off Russian Tsar (or ‘Czar’ from ‘Caesar’) used the Eagle as his standard. They united against common threats like I slam. As they ventured out into the broader they grew increasingly aware of what they had in common. The English play Romeo and Juliet was carried to Russia and turned to music by Tchaikovsky brought back in England. They shared erudition in a shared language (Latin), shared science, pondered philosophy, and formed temporary alliances to temper the brief overbearing of each other. And so on.

    And these customs were gifted to Europe’s diaspora as well. Either in their colonies or nations formed from people originating all over Europe but able to live and work together.

    I truly doubt the same can be said of Africa. And if you insist on lumping the black populace of the US in with Africa it becomes absurd.

    Where is all this nonsense coming from?

  23. Mother Lode

    So, no. Not fair (as in reasonable) at all. Just part of the malady afflicting civilisation.

    I was not saying it was a just decision, merely that to be fair (as a method) there was a consideration to be weighed up, even if it does not reverse your conclusions.

    It is about understanding.

    The concerns of ‘black’ and ‘white’ is more an issue for black people than white, and it is therefore surprising that their depiction would seek to flatter blacks.

    How likely is it that the Associated Press will be reporting on blacks and whites in Mogadishu?

    Also important is that this entire brouhaha is not even really about blacks and whites. It is about activists claiming to speak for blacks and feral mobs looking for free stuff. A lot of African Americans want nothing to do with BLM and their ilk. There is a who lot of clips on YouTube of people saying that BLM etc do not speak for them.

    AP is merely making an announcement of how they will kowtow to the activists.

  24. Rebel with cause

    They share only skin colour!

    Not even that really. Compare a Highland Ethiopian to neighbouring Sudanese. But to some they are all Blacks.

  25. Kneel

    “… [white people] don’t have the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color…”

    Do we not?
    Funny, you just gave us another taste of it.
    You know, tarring everyone with the same brush (“All white people are racists”), special rules for others (eg, “affirmative action”).
    Been going on for many years, they’re just ramping it up – because “whitey” didn’t push back. You lot will go a bridge too far at some point, and then the backlash will be epic (and as wrong as Affirmative Action).

  26. Chris M

    All stems from Darwinian evolution which is an exceptionally racist hypothesis. Like Darwin lefties consider darker people to be less evolved – they believe are closer to apes and thus to be pitied and treated as imbecile children that can never mature.

  27. Roger

    The civl rights movements of the 1960s in both the US and Australia sought entry for blacks and indigenous folk into mainstream society & culture, believing – correctly – that this would relieve them of material disadvantage.

    Now progressives want blacks and indigenous folk to be regarded as separate from the mainstream society and culture.

    This virtually guarantees that an another generation we’ll still be talking about black and indigenous “disadvantage” and “white guilt” when it will, in fact, have been a path chosen by progressives and the black and indigenous folk who are in thrall to them.

  28. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    I read this from Gerry at 11:09 am:

    “The indigenous peoples all over the world who are black will love to know they share a culture and history with each other.”

    and this from Mother Lode at 11:16 am

    “White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does,”

    Europe developed with a shared Christian belief. The lore and the values were universal.

    They shared erudition in a shared language (Latin), shared science, pondered philosophy, and formed temporary alliances to temper the brief overbearing of each other. And so on.

    And these customs were gifted to Europe’s diaspora as well. Either in their colonies or nations formed …

    I truly doubt the same can be said of Africa. And if you insist on lumping the black populace of the US in with Africa it becomes absurd.”

    but I won’t bother showing it to Mrs Mick because she will just shake her head and dismiss the issue with, in her dialect, something like Mother Lode’s “Where is all this nonsense coming from? I don’t waste my time bothering with … (something disparaging) …”

    She is SE Asian, very dark brown with her beautiful long, long black hair – exotic – and racist, which is just another descriptive word for real life in her country. The UCLA and Washington State kiddies would be distressed beyond words at the disregard they might see in Asia between the different races. It is merely part of their nationalism and their fierce, centuries old determination to secure their countries and progress their lives. They have no interest in equality for those they consider to be inferior.

    As for the … people descended from South Africa … who speak with American accents – they are widely despised throughout the region and they know it because the locals make no secret of that. They keep well clear – funny isn’t it, they find it easier to take whatever they want from the educated, enlightened, intelligent, ever so worldly white people.

    Brothers in arms? Nuh-uh!

  29. cuckoo

    White doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does

    Er, didn’t the Smithsonian (or one of its branches) just publish a detailed guide to the defining characteristics (= “shared history and culture”) of being White? Why yes they did. (And did they quickly pull it down when it got publicized? Why yes, yes they did.)

  30. ExIronCurtain

    The AP said white people, in general .. don’t have the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color…

    Well, now they do.

  31. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld. Aust

    Why would anything the US media “declare” matter. White people will still be white without it being capitalised and black people people will still be black even if they capitalise the whole word. They really have run out of items of interest haven’t they? Can’t wait for the next thing the come up with. Hey on this matter, saw a brilliant story out of California two days ago. A large Black Lives Matter sign was painted on the main road of a smaller city, so a local woman arrived at the scene and asked the people there was this now a public place for signs. After getting some uncomfortable shuffling around she said to them, “Well if it is I am going to have a MAGA sign painted along here too.” By next morning the street was signless!

  32. Tim Neilson

    Mother Lode
    #3521100, posted on July 22, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Excellent summation.

    And anyone who thinks that blacks have a “shared culture and history” with each other has never spoken to a Matabele in Zimbabwe.

  33. Professor Fred Lenin

    I am disgusted at this crawling to blacks and fauxberiginals ,indians and chinese at the expense of WHITE peoples feelings , they are treating the WHITE people as if being WHITE is a crime , its time WHITE citizens enforced WHITE fairness on behalf of WHITE people ,WHITE IS GOOD ! Non WHITE RACISM IS BAD .
    ( WHITE people pay nearly all the tax in this WHITE country .)

  34. Professor Fred Lenin

    All this race crap is sponsered by the US decromats and their communist fascist globalist allies ,they are still pissed off that Trump beat the criminal Hilarity ,and resisted several attempts at treasonous coup d’etats ,with the connivence of RINO traitors ,the deep staters and globalist tax dodging billionaires like soros etc . The postal voting is their great desire to ensure eternal power in a decromat one party state .

  35. Lee

    Hey on this matter, saw a brilliant story out of California two days ago. A large Black Lives Matter sign was painted on the main road of a smaller city, so a local woman arrived at the scene and asked the people there was this now a public place for signs. After getting some uncomfortable shuffling around she said to them, “Well if it is I am going to have a MAGA sign painted along here too.” By next morning the street was signless!

    I was just reading about that earlier.
    To paraphrase the late Golda Meir, some Americans hate their own country more than they love BLM.

  36. Lee

    Isn’t it racist to suggest that all black people have a common history, identity and culture?
    There is no racist like a leftist hypocrite racist.

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