It has become more common to capitalize the word Black in reference to African Americans.
For some, it is a long-overdue gesture of respect. For others (like me), it’s about consistency. Asian is capitalized. Native American is capitalized. Black has become a synonym for African American, People of Color, and the no-longer-allowed Negro, all capitalized. I think it’s just consistent to capitalize the B.
Doing this led me to also start capitalizing White, which is a synonym for Caucasian, aka, people of European descent or, as Michelle Malkin puts it, People of Pallor. But some of those who insist on capitalizing Black oppose capitalizing White on moral grounds.
Seriously, there’s a morality to capital letters? Who knew …
Supposedly, a capital W legitimizes toxic white supremacy. Or something. So what … toxic black supremacy is okay? ::smh::
Others claim that while lower case white is simply an apolitical description of a skin color, whereas capitalized White outrageously suggests that Caucasians share a culture, which according to these same people, we don’t. So harumph.
First off, white doesn’t describe the skin color of anyone. Even albinos are pale pink, because the redness of their blood shows through their melanin-free skin. I myself am a Person of Easily Sunburned Pallor whose entire genetic history can be traced to rarely sunny Ireland, England, and northern Germany. I can easily see my veins through my skin, but I’m not white.
As for that shared culture thing, gimme a break. People who share a culture are people who share a culture. Skin tone has little or nothing to do with it. Ben Carson and Barack Obama share a similar skin tone, but their up-bringing, life experiences, and choices are vastly different.
The article linked below makes the excellent point that “white culture is routinely cited to refer to white supremacy and white privilege as a shorthand for the cultural biases, prejudices and values that prop up systemic racism.”
But we’re not supposed to capitalize white, because we don’t share a culture. “Both ideas—that white culture is omnipresent and nonexistent—can’t be true.”
NOTE: Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. If your dog eats even a small amount of something containing xylitol, it is critical to get emergency veterinary care immediately, because even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death.
If you love your pooch, you need to be aware that xylitol is showing up in more and more products, with the most commonly reported source of dog poisoning being sugar-free gum.
You need to READ THE LABELS on all products you bring into your home. The most at-risk things are labeled “light” or “sugar-free” or are intended for health care (e.g., toothpaste, mouthwash, cough syrup, etc.)
And do not be fooled by statements like this one from Nick’s Light Ice Cream site:
“Our sweeteners have sciencey sounding names, but they’re actually derived from things like raisins, monk fruit, birch trees and other stuff you’ve heard of!”
“Our sweeteners are all derived by plants!”
[Big whoop! A whole host of deadly poisons are made from PLANTS.]
Usually, xylitol is listed on ingredient labels as xylitol. However, some products (like Nick’s) are now listing it as birch sugar, maybe to make the product look more natural. But the fact is that birch sugar is xylitol. AND DOGS LOVE ICE CREAM!! I always let Daisey lick out the bowl when I’m done!!
Thank God for internet memes. (And Frankly the Nut who posted this one.)
P.S., for those who are hypersensitive to corn, the Runtastic article below notes that since it is expensive to make birch sugar from birch, most of what is labeled “birch sugar” is actually made from corn cobs.
BORDER: Texans want the border wall finished, so Gov. Abbott is demanding that the Biden administration return property that was seized by the federal government for construction of a border wall that the FAUXTUS administration has now refused to build.
CATHOLIC: On Thursday, Catholic bishops debated for three hours then voted overwhelming in favor of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist. The vote was 168 bishops voted in favor, 55 against, with 6 abstentions. I’d love to know how my bishop voted, but I understand it was a secret ballot vote.
There’s a lot of other stuff going on at their annual meeting, but this is the hot button issue, because it could end up with CINOs like Biden and Pelosi being denied Holy Communion.
CRT: “You’re going to purposely tell a white kid that black people are all down and oppressed? How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?” [4:40] – CLICK https://twitter.com/sistertoldjah/status/1405648057077841924 [1:46] to hear how jerknalists are demonizing opponents of Critical Race Theory by portraying them as mindless (and racist) Astroturf props who are being fed lies by prominent conservative movers and shakers.
They do the same thing to every effort we make to fight them. I think it’s likely that they really believe we’re all the same kind of mindless sheeple their followers are. But we’re not.
FLORIDA: Arizona’s Gov. Ducey and Texas’ Gov. Abbott put out a call to fellow Republican governors, asking for help with the border. At a June 16 press conference, Florida’s Gov. DeSantis became the first to says “We’re coming.”
“It’s undeniable that the border crisis is out of control,” Christina Pushaw, press secretary to DeSantis told The Epoch Times. “Helping our fellow Americans in their moment of need is always the right thing to do. The governors of other states have sent resources to Florida in the past to help respond to natural disasters. With the federal government unable or unwilling to enforce our laws and secure our border, Florida is ready to step up to the plate and do our part.”
GEORGE SOROS: If you’re bewildered by why some cities and counties are such a flaming mess, look at the candidates George Soros has backed with his billionaire bucks. For years now, he has been dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into placing the most far-left candidates into the position of chief prosecutor. Prosecutors decide what crimes to prosecute and and what crimes to let slide.
HERESY: The number cited is from a Pew poll of all those who self-identify as Catholic. A more recent poll of Catholics who go to Mass found 74% believe that pro-choice Catholic politicians should not present themselves to receive Communion.
NAKED BIKE: Last year’s naked bike ride for the woke was canceled because of COVID-19. The ride is back on this year … but participants must wear facemasks. You know … just in case we didn’t already know that far lefties are idiots.
A. Masks are mostly useless, but they’re totally moronic outdoors. And while exercising. B. What you really NEED to be wearing when you’re riding a bicycle is something between your delicate privates and those hard, uncomfortable seats.
SCIENCE: The science says a fertilized zygote is alive and human. Democrats, those great defenders of science, don’t much care. Their latest assault on the human rights of the unborn is the Women’s Health Protection Act, which seeks to obliterate all existing laws placing limits on late-term abortions.
The law’s chief Senate sponsor, Sen. Blumenthal, was asked, “Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?” He responded that he was going to wait for the Supreme Court to rule on that. “Right now, abortion at that point in a pregnancy is legal and constitutionally protected, and I believe it should be.”
On Thursday, a reporter asked Speaker Pelosi, “Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?” She replied, “Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade.” If you’re in a masochistic mood, you can CLICK https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1405546698068434946 [:27] to hear Nancy.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Two death row inmates who objected to the state’s 109-year-old electric chair sued for the right to select their mode of execution and won. They can not be legally executed until the Department of Corrections assembles the means to let them die by firing squad or lethal injection.
TPCFL: Trans Political Conservative Freedom Lover [5:35] – This is a good one!
WOKE FAILURE: Victoria’s Secret is ditching their hot models for a lesbian activist soccer star because it’s just too disgustingly patriarchal and sexist that their marketing has always focused on appealing to women who want to look sexy for men. CLICK https://www.facebook.com/MattWalshBlog/videos/786714855378265 [4:45] to hear Matt Walsh talk about how absurd this is. Not that you need him to explain this.