Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

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Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby brinicolec » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:02 pm

I have a tendency to leave it lowercased unless I'm thinking about it and was pondering this as I TRY to write my DS.

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Re: Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:10 pm

brinicolec wrote:I have a tendency to leave it lowercased unless I'm thinking about it and was pondering this as I TRY to write my DS.



You can do both when you mean African-american. As of late, I think the more accepted style is lowercase, though.
You aren't wrong either way though.

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Re: Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby brinicolec » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:51 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
brinicolec wrote:I have a tendency to leave it lowercased unless I'm thinking about it and was pondering this as I TRY to write my DS.



You can do both when you mean African-american. As of late, I think the more accepted style is lowercase, though.
You aren't wrong either way though.


Yeah, I generally prefer lowercased but wasn't sure if one's considered grammatically correct. Thanks!

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Re: Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:23 am

brinicolec wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
brinicolec wrote:I have a tendency to leave it lowercased unless I'm thinking about it and was pondering this as I TRY to write my DS.



You can do both when you mean African-american. As of late, I think the more accepted style is lowercase, though.
You aren't wrong either way though.


Yeah, I generally prefer lowercased but wasn't sure if one's considered grammatically correct. Thanks!



No problem my man!

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Re: Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby brinicolec » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:39 am

Barack O'Drama wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
brinicolec wrote:I have a tendency to leave it lowercased unless I'm thinking about it and was pondering this as I TRY to write my DS.



You can do both when you mean African-american. As of late, I think the more accepted style is lowercase, though.
You aren't wrong either way though.


Yeah, I generally prefer lowercased but wasn't sure if one's considered grammatically correct. Thanks!



No problem my man!


Woman**** :lol:

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Re: Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:43 am

brinicolec wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
brinicolec wrote:I have a tendency to leave it lowercased unless I'm thinking about it and was pondering this as I TRY to write my DS.



You can do both when you mean African-american. As of late, I think the more accepted style is lowercase, though.
You aren't wrong either way though.


Yeah, I generally prefer lowercased but wasn't sure if one's considered grammatically correct. Thanks!



No problem my man!


Woman**** :lol:


Lmao! As soon as I typed that I realized I had made an assumption and was going to be wrong with my luck.

My apologies! :wink:

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Re: Weird grammar question: Do you capitalize Black or lowercase it?

Postby BadGrlBreBre » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:53 am

doesn't matter if you use uppercase or lowercase, it just has to be consistent through your application. That also goes for mentioning any other ethnic backgrounds if you capitalize Black you better capitalize Hispanic and White.




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