Posted on 07/26/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a dramatic uptick in the use of "Black" versus "black" when referring to people.

As it turns out, all of the major style guides are now recommending that usage, according to Grammar Girl — so she too suggests that professional writers use "Black" as well.

And for further reading or conversation on the topic of Black (and the counterpart of white), she offers links in that post to the podcast "Lexicon Valley," hosted by professor John McWhorter, and a piece in Slate from Black journalist Julia Craven.

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