Wapo brutally mocked over decision to capitalize “White” in stories about race

Fox News reports the Washington Post announced on Wednesday that it will capitalize the word “Black” when used “to identify the many groups that make up the African diaspora,” but the paper’s decision regarding the word “White” has come under fire.

“Stories involving race show that White also represents a distinct cultural identity in the United States. In American history, many White Europeans who entered the country during times of mass migration were the targets of racial and ethnic discrimination,” the Washington Post’s public relations department wrote.

“These diverse ethnicities were eventually assimilated into the collective group that has had its own cultural and historical impact on the nation. As such, White should be represented with a capital W,” the Post added.

Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah shared the news with her followers on Twitter, but many condemned the Post’s explanation for capitalizing the word “White.”

“Judging people based on the color of their skin is now the official policy of the Washington Post. There’s a word for that”

“radlibs once again woke-ing themselves into racism”

“?????? white people do not share a cultural identity and can track back their heritage so easily. They don’t need the capital W. Why do we think we deserve this???”

“I just keep sighing about this. The only actual “white identity” is defined in opposition to Blackness, in the US, and against other people of color. There is no “white culture.” There is Irish culture, Italian culture, Scandinavian culture, etc, but no “white culture,” really”

“Awful, imbecilic, decision.”

“WHITE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT COUNTRIES THEIR ANCESTORS CAME FROM!!! White does not need to be capitalized because the words Irish, English, Hungarian, and Icelandic exist!”