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Rather than merely capitalizing the word “Black,” I think the prestige press should take a lesson from Broadway musicals like Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, and Mamma Mia! and always print the word in italics with an exclamation point:

For example, from the New York Times in the bad old disrespectful days of 2019 when blacks were treated equally with whites in terms of capitalization:

A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates black and white America.
By Trymaine Lee
AUG. 14, 2019

In more reverential 2020, that would be:

A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates Black and white America.

But in 2021:

A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates Black! and white America.

 
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  1. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    Whatever happened to ‘African American’? Will it got the way of ‘Negro’?

    How about turning ‘Black’ into a drinking game? Anytime someone says ‘black’, you have to drink a shot.

    Btw, is it brown or Brown?

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Anonymous

    Potential for dire consequences:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CjM89wRMY9I

    , @Jesse
    @Anonymous

    The issue with "African American" is that it specifically refers to the descendants of American slaves. Using it is a reminder of class and ethnic divisions in the black community, who hate each other just as much as we do. Black Africans and Afro-Caribbeans have a long and storied history of barging in looking down on DOAS while grabbing their setasides.

    (Incidentally, I just discovered that referring to the "white community", which completely grings my gears, is apparently an attempt at respect. Makes me more sympathetic to other races getting annoyed at white attempts at respect.)

    Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey, @Uncle Dan

    , @Cato
    @Anonymous

    Gurl! it be Brown!

    , @Ancient Briton
    @Anonymous

    I'm just putting Back In Black (all caps) on the record player for a spin.

    , @NickG
    @Anonymous

    Whatever happened to ‘African American’? Will it got the way of ‘Negro’?

    Yessireee! It's called pejorative creep!

    Replies: @Rob McX

  2. How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.

    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.

    • Replies: @trelane
    @Twinkie

    How about an IQ gap driven by the environment of evolutionary adaptation.

    , @MBlanc46
    @Twinkie

    It’s a bit easier to type, too. Still, the italics and the banger are a nice touch.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Twinkie


    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.
     
    HEY, IF WE CAN GET THEM TO CAPITALIZE THE ENTIRE PIECE, IT WILL COME OFF AS YELLING, AND NOBODY WILL BOTHER TO READ IT!


    We should insist that they start doing this right away.
    , @syonredux
    @Twinkie


    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.

    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.
     
    Elegance and Blackness do not go together. How about all caps+italics+Latinx-style exclamation points? You know, to hit the proper Idiocracy level of vulgarity:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates ¡BLACK! and white America.
     
    , @Anon
    @Twinkie


    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.
     
    This is clever. I’m sure you know that in a report of investigation (ROI), police departments and federal agencies capitalize reference to the suspect or ‘person of interest’. (e.g., “SUSPECT exited the building”... “SUBJECT states that he did not know”)

    Replies: @Twinkie

    , @Ancient Briton
    @Twinkie

    TRUTH be damned!

  3. Your imperialist privilege is showing, Steve. Obviously, the most respectful and inclusive way of amplifying how awesome being black is would be to take a lesson from Afro-Latinx culture.

    (Imagine the first one is upside down.)

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @JimDandy

    ¡On most phones you can get variations by holding the key or paging through a menu! ¡On proper workstations things can be downloaded, including complete sets to enable typing in a foreign language!

    Replies: @JimDandy

    , @Muggles
    @JimDandy

    >>A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.<<

    To properly honor the Latinx Culture we need that inverted exclamation point to be in front and back of the word, Spanish style.

    See: ¡Black! ¡Latinx! Note how this solves the conundrum, how to be properly obeisant and yet "borrow" from the Latinx culture. Or ¡Latinx! culture.

    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain. I guess it beats kneeling.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Cato, @Weston Waroda

    , @anon
    @JimDandy

    Lemme help you out.

    ¡Black!

    But let's think of the future, an 3L!TE one.

    ¡BlAcK!

    Yeah, that's gettin' better.

  4. Not enough, racist. You need one of these to prevent Bad Whites and others from misusing your symbol.

    Now you can sue them if they use the word in some way you don’t like, and whaddya know, we happen to have lawyers standing by.

  5. A French family is homeless after Muslim refugees who will go unpunished decided to burn their property down. There was some kind of argument about a car accident and the third worlders settled it third world style.
    From a French anon:
    https://democratieparticipative.me/chateaubriant-une-horde-de-betes-afro-maghrebines-tentent-de-bruler-vive-une-famille-entiere-dont-des-gosses-de-11-7-et-3-ans/

    If you want to give them a few shekels:
    https://www.leetchi.com/c/aidons-la-famille-fichet-dont-la-maison-a-ete-incendiee-par-des-delinquants
    Their house, their car, their motorbike, their trailer and the scoocher of one of their children burned down. Their house burned down as well with everything inside. Not being up to date in their insurance policies due to lack of means, the Fichets have nothing left. As the only emergency accommodation in their town is occupied by a Romanian family, they are in a campsite, and the prefecture does not seem to want to rehouse them for the moment.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @J.Ross

    This is what diversity looks like!

    https://static.actu.fr/uploads/2020/07/dsc-0576-854x569.jpg

    https://democratieparticipative.xyz/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1497012815545.jpg

    In 2020, in France, a pogrom against a white family by self-immolation, in full view of all, results in only a small article in the crushed dogs section of the local newspaper. In this country supposed to be ruled by "systemic racism", Theo Luhaka's anus is worth much more than an entire white family, including a 3-year-old. Now imagine that a black family had their home burned down by white arsonists: the media synagogue would rage for weeks and months with unheard-of violence to the point of very likely fatal attacks on whites.

    If a bunch of hateful Maghrebis come to your house to burn your children alive in their sleep, you will only have your eyes to cry on.

    These races that have arisen from Hell want to kill you, kill your wife, kill your children and they laugh in advance.

    The cops will do nothing. No cop will move his big ass from his heated desk to train the rats made totally frantic by the obvious laxity of Jewish "justice".

    Many naïve believed these scenes to be reserved for white South Africans.
    Serious error in judgment.

    This family, whatever they say, will have to flee.

    This is what the vibrant future looks like for the people of light!

    , @Stebbing Heuer
    @J.Ross

    You get what other people vote for.

  6. @JimDandy
    Your imperialist privilege is showing, Steve. Obviously, the most respectful and inclusive way of amplifying how awesome being black is would be to take a lesson from Afro-Latinx culture.

    (Imagine the first one is upside down.)

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Muggles, @anon

    ¡On most phones you can get variations by holding the key or paging through a menu! ¡On proper workstations things can be downloaded, including complete sets to enable typing in a foreign language!

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @J.Ross

    Thanks! My Powerless-But-Embittered-Comments-Section-Satirist toolbox just gained another devastating weapon.

  7. @Anonymous
    Whatever happened to 'African American'? Will it got the way of 'Negro'?

    How about turning 'Black' into a drinking game? Anytime someone says 'black', you have to drink a shot.

    Btw, is it brown or Brown?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Jesse, @Cato, @Ancient Briton, @NickG

    Potential for dire consequences:

  8. @JimDandy
    Your imperialist privilege is showing, Steve. Obviously, the most respectful and inclusive way of amplifying how awesome being black is would be to take a lesson from Afro-Latinx culture.

    (Imagine the first one is upside down.)

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Muggles, @anon

    >>A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.<<

    To properly honor the Latinx Culture we need that inverted exclamation point to be in front and back of the word, Spanish style.

    See: ¡Black! ¡Latinx! Note how this solves the conundrum, how to be properly obeisant and yet "borrow" from the Latinx culture. Or ¡Latinx! culture.

    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain. I guess it beats kneeling.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Muggles

    The Conquistadors developed a system of nominal obedience reflecting an awareness of the real world, as in the cliche

    Obedezco pero no cumplo

    I obey but don’t comply.

    “Lip service” may be the best concept.

    Have things truly changed? I have my doubts.

    , @Cato
    @Muggles

    Well, some cultural appropriation issues, but as the local Latinix, I will authorize it.

    And now, I DEMAND, that every blog IMMEDIATELY make that inverted exclamation point more accessible!

    , @Weston Waroda
    @Muggles


    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain.
     
    It's easy with a Mac. ¿You don't have one?
  9. A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.

    Dishonesty 1) A potential explanation, race differences, is omitted.
    Of course, that omission is mandatory, because the PCGagOrder mandates to never even think negatively about “minorities”
    Or, equivalently, the egalitarian dogma, all races MUST be equal, except that whites are despicable racists.

    Dishonesty 1b) much less is mentioned that IQ and work attitude and savings attitude PARSIMONIOUSLY explains the wealth gap

    Dishonesty 2) the Asian/White wealth gap is not mentioned. It is relevant to the statement, to mention conflicting theories

    Dishonesty 3) Redlining has, likely, never existed

    Dishonesty 4) Any proof that the segregation etc cause the wealth gap

    Dishonesty 5) why not mention the wealth and income gap between US Blacks and African and Haitian Blacks

  10. @Twinkie
    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting - just capitalize the whole thing.

    Replies: @trelane, @MBlanc46, @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux, @Anon, @Ancient Briton

    How about an IQ gap driven by the environment of evolutionary adaptation.

  11. I’ve never gotten why musicals have a tradition of putting an exclamation point at the end of their titles.

    Is it a tradition from vaudeville, to try to drum up excitement? Is it like adding the term “Live” to a TV show, to punctuate that the action is unfolding right in front of you, and anything could happen? Is it a subtle way of distinguishing the show from the source material (such as Oliver! from Oliver Twist)?

    It’s always annoyed me.

  12. If we all still used ANSI we could have blinking text with little dots going around and around.

    BTW, next time an Aunt! Jemima! insults me I will retort, “Nice seeing you round!”

    ooh ooh

    I think, therefore I’m white,
    But you BLACK! verefo you rite.

  13. Black deserve an entirely new font. Something that really denotes both the group’s unparalleled accomplishments and the horrible suffering these people have endured at the hands of white people.

    The new font should also be a default link to the Roots movie and a 12,000 word article on Emmet Till.

    • Replies: @B36
    @Just another serf

    Yes, I was also thinking there should be a mandatory font used always and exclusively for the word "BLACK"...maybe Futura Black...

    http://www.identifont.com/previews4/bitstream/FuturaBlack-.gif

  14. Or:
    BLACK, do-dah, do-dah!

  15. Question: Does Black! have the same emphasis as Jeb! did back during the ’16 primaries, or does Black! signify something larger, a harbinger of greater importance for US society at large? Whereas Jeb! was a nod to Hispanics and their newfound status as America’s largest minority, Black! suggests not a particular individual but a greater movement that could last throughout the ages, by us an for us. Or is it by us! And, for us!

    Or am I wrong about this?

  16. Steve, please don’t give the press and MSM any ideas. And anyhow they’ll have to re paint all the BLM street murals.

  17. @Muggles
    @JimDandy

    >>A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.<<

    To properly honor the Latinx Culture we need that inverted exclamation point to be in front and back of the word, Spanish style.

    See: ¡Black! ¡Latinx! Note how this solves the conundrum, how to be properly obeisant and yet "borrow" from the Latinx culture. Or ¡Latinx! culture.

    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain. I guess it beats kneeling.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Cato, @Weston Waroda

    The Conquistadors developed a system of nominal obedience reflecting an awareness of the real world, as in the cliche

    Obedezco pero no cumplo

    I obey but don’t comply.

    “Lip service” may be the best concept.

    Have things truly changed? I have my doubts.

  18. By Trymaine Lee

    Trymaine D Lee = E-mailed entry.

    Rather than merely capitalizing the word “Black”…

    Rather than capitalizing the word “white”, we should distribute free copies of The Rising Tide of Color, in which Stoddard gets the orthography right:

    The force of this query is exemplified when we turn from the political to the racial map of the globe. What a transformation! Instead of a world politically nine-tenths white, we see a world of which only four-tenths at the most can be considered predominantly white in blood, the rest of the world being inhabited mainly by the other primary races of mankind—yellows, browns, blacks, and reds.

    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37408/37408-h/37408-h.htm (p.5)

    It’s certainly polite, but is it effective to have the iSteve Panhandling section below the iSteve Blogroll?

    Fourth: You can use Bitcoin:

    I’m using Coinbase as a sort of PayPal for Bitcoins.
    The IRS has issued instructions regarding Bitcoins. I’m having Coinbase immediately turn all Bitcoins I receive into U.S. dollars and deposit them in my bank account.

  19. Jocular variations on racial word capitalization is sooo three weeks ago.

  20. anonymous[238] • Disclaimer says:

    Go all the way: ¡ B! L! A! C! K! ! ! !

  21. Does these Sun People really want to live next to, study next, work next us Ice People?

    I can’t find the bLACK!!! debaters from some school in Georgia who told the white students they needed to kill themselves. Usta be easy nuff to find. It was a classic

  22. Didn’t Jeb Bush try that?

  23. @JimDandy
    Your imperialist privilege is showing, Steve. Obviously, the most respectful and inclusive way of amplifying how awesome being black is would be to take a lesson from Afro-Latinx culture.

    (Imagine the first one is upside down.)

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Muggles, @anon

    Lemme help you out.

    ¡Black!

    But let’s think of the future, an 3L!TE one.

    ¡BlAcK!

    Yeah, that’s gettin’ better.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
  24. Surely mere orthographic groveling is no longer sufficient.

    Is there some way all whites could suffer physical pain and humiliation at all times?

  25. @Twinkie
    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting - just capitalize the whole thing.

    Replies: @trelane, @MBlanc46, @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux, @Anon, @Ancient Briton

    It’s a bit easier to type, too. Still, the italics and the banger are a nice touch.

  26. That’s all well and good, but how to translate to the spoken word?

    Should one bow one’s head reverentially when referring to Blacks!? (Note punctuation problem with Obeisance Exclamation Rule SS250720-OER.) Or perhaps raise one’s voice? Or if space permits, lower oneself onto one’s knee.

    They are all workable, of course, but recalcitrant whites (RWs) may still find ways to slither out from meeting obligations. The wheelchair-bound veteran, for instance, might receive official exemption from kneeling.

    Dare I suggest, then, our betters choose an appropriate sound effect, rather than a physical act, to accompany each mention? I’m sure we could carry a device to synchronize every utterance of the word Black! with the agreed-upon sound.

    My humble submission is this one. To get the full effect, say “I wish all my neighbors were Black!” as you click on the link.

    I bet you feel better already.

  27. “Black” is better than “African-American”. If we have to trade capitalizing it or even an exclamation mark, it’s worth it to be rid of that linguistic train wreck

  28. @Anonymous
    Whatever happened to 'African American'? Will it got the way of 'Negro'?

    How about turning 'Black' into a drinking game? Anytime someone says 'black', you have to drink a shot.

    Btw, is it brown or Brown?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Jesse, @Cato, @Ancient Briton, @NickG

    The issue with “African American” is that it specifically refers to the descendants of American slaves. Using it is a reminder of class and ethnic divisions in the black community, who hate each other just as much as we do. Black Africans and Afro-Caribbeans have a long and storied history of barging in looking down on DOAS while grabbing their setasides.

    (Incidentally, I just discovered that referring to the “white community”, which completely grings my gears, is apparently an attempt at respect. Makes me more sympathetic to other races getting annoyed at white attempts at respect.)

    • Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey
    @Jesse

    Charlie Theron was the first African American actor/ess to win an academy award and she is not the descendent of slaves. Unless of course she is.

    , @Uncle Dan
    @Jesse

    Elon Musk is African American.

  29. @Twinkie
    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting - just capitalize the whole thing.

    Replies: @trelane, @MBlanc46, @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux, @Anon, @Ancient Briton

    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.

    HEY, IF WE CAN GET THEM TO CAPITALIZE THE ENTIRE PIECE, IT WILL COME OFF AS YELLING, AND NOBODY WILL BOTHER TO READ IT!

    We should insist that they start doing this right away.

  30. @Anonymous
    Whatever happened to 'African American'? Will it got the way of 'Negro'?

    How about turning 'Black' into a drinking game? Anytime someone says 'black', you have to drink a shot.

    Btw, is it brown or Brown?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Jesse, @Cato, @Ancient Briton, @NickG

    Gurl! it be Brown!

  31. @Muggles
    @JimDandy

    >>A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.<<

    To properly honor the Latinx Culture we need that inverted exclamation point to be in front and back of the word, Spanish style.

    See: ¡Black! ¡Latinx! Note how this solves the conundrum, how to be properly obeisant and yet "borrow" from the Latinx culture. Or ¡Latinx! culture.

    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain. I guess it beats kneeling.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Cato, @Weston Waroda

    Well, some cultural appropriation issues, but as the local Latinix, I will authorize it.

    And now, I DEMAND, that every blog IMMEDIATELY make that inverted exclamation point more accessible!

    • Agree: JimDandy
  32. Taking a cue from flags. You fly a flag upside down if in distress and needing help.

    So print BLACK upside down as they are permanently in distress. Or maybe print an upside down BLM emblem.

    Also fits with the media being upside down on this BS.

  33. Spoken English presents some problems. Shouting might convey capitalization or an exclamation mark, but what about italics? Perhaps “jazz hands” should be used.

  34. It’s funny that “Black” is now the preferred word, because I think most people have negative associations with that color (e.g., blackmail, black-hearted, black sheep, black market, etc). Also, you think of death, sadness, and mourning. Yet, there are positive connotations, as described here:
    https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-black/

    Maybe “African” is just too many syllables, especially when combined with “American”. Perhaps, there could be some abbreviation: “AFs”, “Afros”, or “AAs”. Or just the “As”, which would put blacks at the top of the alphabet.
    https://www.abbreviations.com/abbreviation/African-American

    On the other hand, the color black is a big contrast with the color white, which supports the divisive rhetoric that is preferred by the Left.

    Could you get away with using the phrase “People of Blackness”? After all, “coloreds” became “people of color”. It sounds like mockery, and yet, it has the form of being respectful.

    The history of how to refer to black people seems to have gone like this:
    “coloreds”-> “negros”-> “Negros”-> “African Americans”-> “blacks” -> “Blacks” -> “Kangs” (year 2030?)

    From the 18th century to the late 1960s, negro (later capitalized) was considered to be the proper English-language term for people of black African origin.
    … Negro superseded colored as the most polite word for African Americans at a time when black was considered more offensive.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @ziggurat

    The "blacklist" has already been newspeaked into "denylist"

    Further modifications are sure to follow:

    - blackmail: russian mail
    - black-hearted: cracker hearted
    - black sheep: karen sheep
    - black market: undocumented market

  35. Anonymous[890] • Disclaimer says:

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
    @Anonymous

    Andrew Sullivan commits the Sin of Whiteness 3.1 "Emphasis on Scientific Method: Objective, rational linear thinking" (1). Now that he's been deplatformed his true Whiteness is revealed.

    Whereas Jamelle Bouie demonstrates societally-approved anti-White thought, adhering to Richard Pryor's dictum "who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?"

    1: National Museum of African American History and Culture: "Aspects and Assumptions of White Culture in the U.S."

  36. You could put the exclamation mark first, as in !Kung. I think it requires some kind of clicking sound, like a Glock slide being racked.

  37. @Twinkie
    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting - just capitalize the whole thing.

    Replies: @trelane, @MBlanc46, @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux, @Anon, @Ancient Briton

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.

    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.

    Elegance and Blackness do not go together. How about all caps+italics+Latinx-style exclamation points? You know, to hit the proper Idiocracy level of vulgarity:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates ¡BLACK! and white America.

  38. @Muggles
    @JimDandy

    >>A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates !Black! and white America.<<

    To properly honor the Latinx Culture we need that inverted exclamation point to be in front and back of the word, Spanish style.

    See: ¡Black! ¡Latinx! Note how this solves the conundrum, how to be properly obeisant and yet "borrow" from the Latinx culture. Or ¡Latinx! culture.

    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain. I guess it beats kneeling.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Cato, @Weston Waroda

    However, getting that punctuation upside down and in front is a real pain.

    It’s easy with a Mac. ¿You don’t have one?

  39. It might be seen as othering Blacks! Like the movie Them! with the giant ants.
    I say keep white small to emphasize the small percentage of whites on the planet, but white gets the exclamation point replacing the “i” in the middle. wh!te. The excited i could bring to mind Ice, or Individualism, or Inventions. The shape even looks a bit like a bomb.

    • Replies: @Uncle Dan
    @Mr. Seller

    Investment, ingenuity, integrity.

  40. OT:

    A Nigerian fraudster who was the ‘prime mover in a criminal enterprise’ in the UK is being flown back here after his deportation was ruled unlawful.

    The fraudster claimed he would be persecuted in his home country because he was bisexual, a Christian who converted from Islam and had paid for male prostitutes at a party while on holiday in Nigeria.

    Even the most demented satirist couldn’t make this stuff up.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Rob McX

    Link somehow disappeared from my original comment.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8560805/Nigerian-fraudster-flown-UK-deportation-ruled-unlawful-judge.html

    Replies: @Ed, @El Dato

    , @BenKenobi
    @Rob McX


    Even the most demented satirist couldn’t make this stuff up.
     
    That's because Clown World is the most demented satire possible, and you're livin' in it, mah schnegro.

    From late 2017:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/white-south-african-familys-refugee-bid-rejected-allegedly-boosted-case-with-white-supremacist-information
    , @Mr McKenna
    @Rob McX


    The fraudster claimed he would be persecuted in his home country because he was bisexual, a Christian who converted from Islam and had paid for male prostitutes at a party while on holiday in Nigeria.
     
    You know, this guy's story is almost exactly the same as these other Nigerians.

    https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/2019/03/26/032221/85920633/2u20ys.jpg
  41. That would mean Yahoo! and Wal★Mart too, so let’s avoid it. Those fey companies and people who use lowercase letters to begin their names are bad enough.

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    @Anon

    CANCEL ee cummings ASAP!

  42. @Rob McX
    OT:


    A Nigerian fraudster who was the ‘prime mover in a criminal enterprise’ in the UK is being flown back here after his deportation was ruled unlawful.
     

    The fraudster claimed he would be persecuted in his home country because he was bisexual, a Christian who converted from Islam and had paid for male prostitutes at a party while on holiday in Nigeria.
     
    Even the most demented satirist couldn't make this stuff up.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @BenKenobi, @Mr McKenna

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Rob McX

    Wow this is bananas as is the UK allowing people they were in the process of deporting to stay because leftist activists stopped them. The Brits or at least their elite have become idiotic.

    The government should ignore the ruling.

    , @El Dato
    @Rob McX

    Long shlong silver being persecuted ... because of bisexuality?

    Nigerian bro is indeed king.

    He hit exactly the hot button to get goodthink whitey excited.

    > Ah, the agencyless blacks and their immense childish desire to play around and lay pipe whatever the risk!
    > Ah, enlightened Islam which sadly in this case is persecuting a minority for their sex drive!
    > We must mend their brutish ways.

    Back on the plane then!

  43. @Rob McX
    OT:


    A Nigerian fraudster who was the ‘prime mover in a criminal enterprise’ in the UK is being flown back here after his deportation was ruled unlawful.
     

    The fraudster claimed he would be persecuted in his home country because he was bisexual, a Christian who converted from Islam and had paid for male prostitutes at a party while on holiday in Nigeria.
     
    Even the most demented satirist couldn't make this stuff up.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @BenKenobi, @Mr McKenna

    Even the most demented satirist couldn’t make this stuff up.

    That’s because Clown World is the most demented satire possible, and you’re livin’ in it, mah schnegro.

    From late 2017:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/white-south-african-familys-refugee-bid-rejected-allegedly-boosted-case-with-white-supremacist-information

  44. Maybe do a switcheroo and write bLACK, or perhaps use a hyphen: B-lack. Naa… maybe not.

  45. The font size of the “B” should be 2x the size of the ambient text. The font size of the “w” should be one half the size of the ambient text. Any equality of fonts should raise suspicions of racism in both writer and reader.

  46. Is there any historical precedent for the capitulation to BLM and antifa? The destruction of a whole civilization is normally carried out in the teeth of fierce opposition from the victims. In general, the people dispossessed by the French and Bolshevik revolutionaries were terrified and supported the old regimes’ efforts to avert their destruction. But nowadays the victims are either grovelling to the rioters or indifferent to them. Nation-wreckers never had it so easy.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Rob McX


    In general, the people dispossessed by the French and Bolshevik revolutionaries were terrified and supported the old regimes’ efforts to avert their destruction. But nowadays the victims are either grovelling to the rioters or indifferent to them. Nation-wreckers never had it so easy.
     
    Credit where credit is due: Our shunim learn from their mistakes.
  47. You guys are beyond the curve.

    Look at Twitter Personality! Names.

    In 2020, we have … EMOJI

    🦁Blacks🦁

  48. Taking a cue from pious Jews, who write “G_d,” I suggest we write “Bl_ck.”

  49. @Rob McX
    OT:


    A Nigerian fraudster who was the ‘prime mover in a criminal enterprise’ in the UK is being flown back here after his deportation was ruled unlawful.
     

    The fraudster claimed he would be persecuted in his home country because he was bisexual, a Christian who converted from Islam and had paid for male prostitutes at a party while on holiday in Nigeria.
     
    Even the most demented satirist couldn't make this stuff up.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @BenKenobi, @Mr McKenna

    The fraudster claimed he would be persecuted in his home country because he was bisexual, a Christian who converted from Islam and had paid for male prostitutes at a party while on holiday in Nigeria.

    You know, this guy’s story is almost exactly the same as these other Nigerians.

  50. @Rob McX
    Is there any historical precedent for the capitulation to BLM and antifa? The destruction of a whole civilization is normally carried out in the teeth of fierce opposition from the victims. In general, the people dispossessed by the French and Bolshevik revolutionaries were terrified and supported the old regimes' efforts to avert their destruction. But nowadays the victims are either grovelling to the rioters or indifferent to them. Nation-wreckers never had it so easy.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    In general, the people dispossessed by the French and Bolshevik revolutionaries were terrified and supported the old regimes’ efforts to avert their destruction. But nowadays the victims are either grovelling to the rioters or indifferent to them. Nation-wreckers never had it so easy.

    Credit where credit is due: Our shunim learn from their mistakes.

  51. I read an article a few days ago which had black capitalized throughout. It actually makes the columns unappealing visually due to excessive capitalization. The article went on like this, “Michael who is Black” throughout. I don’t think these lions in media thought this through.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Ed


    I read an article a few days ago which had black capitalized throughout. It actually makes the columns unappealing visually due to excessive capitalization.
     
    It only jars you because you are literate, modern journalists and their readers will not have an issue.
  52. @Rob McX
    @Rob McX

    Link somehow disappeared from my original comment.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8560805/Nigerian-fraudster-flown-UK-deportation-ruled-unlawful-judge.html

    Replies: @Ed, @El Dato

    Wow this is bananas as is the UK allowing people they were in the process of deporting to stay because leftist activists stopped them. The Brits or at least their elite have become idiotic.

    The government should ignore the ruling.

  53. Black!?

    How ’bout something like this: &@#$%!

  54. Rather than merely capitalizing the word “Black,” I think the prestige press should take a lesson from Broadway musicals like Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, and Mamma Mia! and always print the word in italics with an exclamation point:

    Just italics Steve?

    Surely they should go farther and use a Sub-Saharan African font.

    Oh wait…

    • LOL: Rob McX
  55. @ziggurat
    It's funny that "Black" is now the preferred word, because I think most people have negative associations with that color (e.g., blackmail, black-hearted, black sheep, black market, etc). Also, you think of death, sadness, and mourning. Yet, there are positive connotations, as described here:
    https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-black/

    Maybe "African" is just too many syllables, especially when combined with "American". Perhaps, there could be some abbreviation: "AFs", "Afros", or "AAs". Or just the "As", which would put blacks at the top of the alphabet.
    https://www.abbreviations.com/abbreviation/African-American

    On the other hand, the color black is a big contrast with the color white, which supports the divisive rhetoric that is preferred by the Left.

    Could you get away with using the phrase "People of Blackness"? After all, "coloreds" became "people of color". It sounds like mockery, and yet, it has the form of being respectful.

    The history of how to refer to black people seems to have gone like this:
    "coloreds"-> "negros"-> "Negros"-> "African Americans"-> "blacks" -> "Blacks" -> "Kangs" (year 2030?)

    From the 18th century to the late 1960s, negro (later capitalized) was considered to be the proper English-language term for people of black African origin.
    ... Negro superseded colored as the most polite word for African Americans at a time when black was considered more offensive.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro
     

    Replies: @El Dato

    The “blacklist” has already been newspeaked into “denylist”

    Further modifications are sure to follow:

    – blackmail: russian mail
    – black-hearted: cracker hearted
    – black sheep: karen sheep
    – black market: undocumented market

    • LOL: ziggurat
  56. @Ed
    I read an article a few days ago which had black capitalized throughout. It actually makes the columns unappealing visually due to excessive capitalization. The article went on like this, “Michael who is Black” throughout. I don’t think these lions in media thought this through.

    Replies: @Gordo

    I read an article a few days ago which had black capitalized throughout. It actually makes the columns unappealing visually due to excessive capitalization.

    It only jars you because you are literate, modern journalists and their readers will not have an issue.

  57. How about

    BLACK!!! PBUT!

  58. @Rob McX
    @Rob McX

    Link somehow disappeared from my original comment.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8560805/Nigerian-fraudster-flown-UK-deportation-ruled-unlawful-judge.html

    Replies: @Ed, @El Dato

    Long shlong silver being persecuted … because of bisexuality?

    Nigerian bro is indeed king.

    He hit exactly the hot button to get goodthink whitey excited.

    > Ah, the agencyless blacks and their immense childish desire to play around and lay pipe whatever the risk!
    > Ah, enlightened Islam which sadly in this case is persecuting a minority for their sex drive!
    > We must mend their brutish ways.

    Back on the plane then!

  59. 2021 “A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates Black! and white America — All praise be to Emmett”

  60. Anon[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie
    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting - just capitalize the whole thing.

    Replies: @trelane, @MBlanc46, @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux, @Anon, @Ancient Briton

    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.

    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.

    This is clever. I’m sure you know that in a report of investigation (ROI), police departments and federal agencies capitalize reference to the suspect or ‘person of interest’. (e.g., “SUSPECT exited the building”… “SUBJECT states that he did not know”)

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Anon

    ;)

  61. I do like the Irish language tradition of referring to black people as daoine gorm (DEE-nee GUR-um) – literally “blue people”, because the first African tribe an Irish explorer met painted themselves blue.

    Of course, considering how Woke the Galiban (left and right) are, that charming bit of diversity will be squashed in the off chance anyone starts to care about the Irish language.

  62. @Just another serf
    Black deserve an entirely new font. Something that really denotes both the group’s unparalleled accomplishments and the horrible suffering these people have endured at the hands of white people.

    The new font should also be a default link to the Roots movie and a 12,000 word article on Emmet Till.

    Replies: @B36

    Yes, I was also thinking there should be a mandatory font used always and exclusively for the word “BLACK”…maybe Futura Black…

    • Agree: Just another serf
  63. always print the word in italics with an exclamation point:

    Not enough.

    Blacks should have an honorific phrase like the Islamic durood…

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates Black–peace be upon Them–and white America.

    Also, in my enjoyment of transgressiveness, I would like to point out that the true name of God cannot be spoken, so if Blacks are holy now, what would be their true name (that cannot be spoken)?

  64. @Jesse
    @Anonymous

    The issue with "African American" is that it specifically refers to the descendants of American slaves. Using it is a reminder of class and ethnic divisions in the black community, who hate each other just as much as we do. Black Africans and Afro-Caribbeans have a long and storied history of barging in looking down on DOAS while grabbing their setasides.

    (Incidentally, I just discovered that referring to the "white community", which completely grings my gears, is apparently an attempt at respect. Makes me more sympathetic to other races getting annoyed at white attempts at respect.)

    Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey, @Uncle Dan

    Charlie Theron was the first African American actor/ess to win an academy award and she is not the descendent of slaves. Unless of course she is.

  65. Why all the fuss about how to spell/format „black“ when a significant number of them can‘t read anyway?

  66. @J.Ross
    A French family is homeless after Muslim refugees who will go unpunished decided to burn their property down. There was some kind of argument about a car accident and the third worlders settled it third world style.
    From a French anon:
    https://democratieparticipative.me/chateaubriant-une-horde-de-betes-afro-maghrebines-tentent-de-bruler-vive-une-famille-entiere-dont-des-gosses-de-11-7-et-3-ans/

    If you want to give them a few shekels:
    https://www.leetchi.com/c/aidons-la-famille-fichet-dont-la-maison-a-ete-incendiee-par-des-delinquants
    Their house, their car, their motorbike, their trailer and the scoocher of one of their children burned down. Their house burned down as well with everything inside. Not being up to date in their insurance policies due to lack of means, the Fichets have nothing left. As the only emergency accommodation in their town is occupied by a Romanian family, they are in a campsite, and the prefecture does not seem to want to rehouse them for the moment.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Stebbing Heuer

    This is what diversity looks like!

    In 2020, in France, a pogrom against a white family by self-immolation, in full view of all, results in only a small article in the crushed dogs section of the local newspaper. In this country supposed to be ruled by “systemic racism”, Theo Luhaka’s anus is worth much more than an entire white family, including a 3-year-old. Now imagine that a black family had their home burned down by white arsonists: the media synagogue would rage for weeks and months with unheard-of violence to the point of very likely fatal attacks on whites.

    If a bunch of hateful Maghrebis come to your house to burn your children alive in their sleep, you will only have your eyes to cry on.

    These races that have arisen from Hell want to kill you, kill your wife, kill your children and they laugh in advance.

    The cops will do nothing. No cop will move his big ass from his heated desk to train the rats made totally frantic by the obvious laxity of Jewish “justice”.

    Many naïve believed these scenes to be reserved for white South Africans.
    Serious error in judgment.

    This family, whatever they say, will have to flee.

    This is what the vibrant future looks like for the people of light!

  67. @J.Ross
    @JimDandy

    ¡On most phones you can get variations by holding the key or paging through a menu! ¡On proper workstations things can be downloaded, including complete sets to enable typing in a foreign language!

    Replies: @JimDandy

    Thanks! My Powerless-But-Embittered-Comments-Section-Satirist toolbox just gained another devastating weapon.

  68. Make every use of Black a live link to The 1619 Project and other core reference materials on white evil

  69. @Anon
    @Twinkie


    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting – just capitalize the whole thing.
     
    This is clever. I’m sure you know that in a report of investigation (ROI), police departments and federal agencies capitalize reference to the suspect or ‘person of interest’. (e.g., “SUSPECT exited the building”... “SUBJECT states that he did not know”)

    Replies: @Twinkie

    😉

  70. @Jesse
    @Anonymous

    The issue with "African American" is that it specifically refers to the descendants of American slaves. Using it is a reminder of class and ethnic divisions in the black community, who hate each other just as much as we do. Black Africans and Afro-Caribbeans have a long and storied history of barging in looking down on DOAS while grabbing their setasides.

    (Incidentally, I just discovered that referring to the "white community", which completely grings my gears, is apparently an attempt at respect. Makes me more sympathetic to other races getting annoyed at white attempts at respect.)

    Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey, @Uncle Dan

    Elon Musk is African American.

  71. @Mr. Seller
    It might be seen as othering Blacks! Like the movie Them! with the giant ants.
    I say keep white small to emphasize the small percentage of whites on the planet, but white gets the exclamation point replacing the “i” in the middle. wh!te. The excited i could bring to mind Ice, or Individualism, or Inventions. The shape even looks a bit like a bomb.

    Replies: @Uncle Dan

    Investment, ingenuity, integrity.

  72. Next, the proper term will be “Pharaohs”, to reflect their heritage as god-kings.

    For ease of spelling, the name will be changed “Feros”.

    Obama will be mummified upon his death.

  73. S says:

    If The Wizard of Oz via The Wiz, the Founding Father’s via Hamilton, along with so much else, have been ‘Blackified’, what”s stopping them from doing the same with George Orwell’s 1984?

    For pure obeisance, it’s difficult to beat that afforded ‘Big Brother’.

    BB would gain some whole new connotations besides

    ‘At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful. Every success, every achievement, every victory, every scientific discovery, all knowledge, all wisdom, all happiness, all virtue, are held to issue directly from his leadership and inspiration.’

    ‘You hate him. Good. Then the time has come for you to take the last step. You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him: you must love him.’

    ‘He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.’

    https://www.george-orwell.org/1984

  74. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/1286761124776599552

    Replies: @Steve in Greensboro

    Andrew Sullivan commits the Sin of Whiteness 3.1 “Emphasis on Scientific Method: Objective, rational linear thinking” (1). Now that he’s been deplatformed his true Whiteness is revealed.

    Whereas Jamelle Bouie demonstrates societally-approved anti-White thought, adhering to Richard Pryor’s dictum “who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?”

    1: National Museum of African American History and Culture: “Aspects and Assumptions of White Culture in the U.S.”

  75. @Anonymous
    Whatever happened to 'African American'? Will it got the way of 'Negro'?

    How about turning 'Black' into a drinking game? Anytime someone says 'black', you have to drink a shot.

    Btw, is it brown or Brown?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Jesse, @Cato, @Ancient Briton, @NickG

    I’m just putting Back In Black (all caps) on the record player for a spin.

  76. @Twinkie
    How about:

    A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates BLACK and white America.
     
    It’s simple, elegant, and uplifting - just capitalize the whole thing.

    Replies: @trelane, @MBlanc46, @Reg Cæsar, @syonredux, @Anon, @Ancient Briton

    TRUTH be damned!

  77. @Anon
    That would mean Yahoo! and Wal★Mart too, so let’s avoid it. Those fey companies and people who use lowercase letters to begin their names are bad enough.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton

    CANCEL ee cummings ASAP!

  78. @Anonymous
    Whatever happened to 'African American'? Will it got the way of 'Negro'?

    How about turning 'Black' into a drinking game? Anytime someone says 'black', you have to drink a shot.

    Btw, is it brown or Brown?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Jesse, @Cato, @Ancient Briton, @NickG

    Whatever happened to ‘African American’? Will it got the way of ‘Negro’?

    Yessireee! It’s called pejorative creep!

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @NickG

    Steven Pinker called this phenomenon the euphemism treadmill.

  79. @J.Ross
    A French family is homeless after Muslim refugees who will go unpunished decided to burn their property down. There was some kind of argument about a car accident and the third worlders settled it third world style.
    From a French anon:
    https://democratieparticipative.me/chateaubriant-une-horde-de-betes-afro-maghrebines-tentent-de-bruler-vive-une-famille-entiere-dont-des-gosses-de-11-7-et-3-ans/

    If you want to give them a few shekels:
    https://www.leetchi.com/c/aidons-la-famille-fichet-dont-la-maison-a-ete-incendiee-par-des-delinquants
    Their house, their car, their motorbike, their trailer and the scoocher of one of their children burned down. Their house burned down as well with everything inside. Not being up to date in their insurance policies due to lack of means, the Fichets have nothing left. As the only emergency accommodation in their town is occupied by a Romanian family, they are in a campsite, and the prefecture does not seem to want to rehouse them for the moment.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @Stebbing Heuer

    You get what other people vote for.

  80. @NickG
    @Anonymous

    Whatever happened to ‘African American’? Will it got the way of ‘Negro’?

    Yessireee! It's called pejorative creep!

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Steven Pinker called this phenomenon the euphemism treadmill.

  81. If we capitalize Black, do we also capitalize pronouns that refer to a Black, e.g., Him?

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