Prof Eve L. Ewing – “Why I capitalise White”

β€œMany Black people I know say that they capitalize Black as a show of respect, pride, and celebration, and they don’t want to afford the same courtesy to Whiteness. But we frequently capitalize words for reasons other than respect – words like Holocaust, or Hell […]. When we ignore the specificity and significance of Whiteness – the things that it is, the things that it does – we contribute to its seeming neutrality and thereby grant it power to maintain its invisibility.”
– Prof Eve L. Ewing (2020), I’m a Black Scholar Who Studies Race. Here’s Why I Capitalize β€˜White.’