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WHY WE CAPITALIZE THE "W".
The detachment of 'White' as a proper noun allows White people to be silent and inactive in race relations; thus fostering apathy and removing accountability to practice restorative justice in the long run.
Therefore, we capitalize "White" with the intention of inviting ALL people to think deeply about truth and reconciliation. We encourage White people to stand tall in exercising their privilege to step up as life-long advocates and pro-active leaders who invest their time, energy and resources to dismantle 'white supremacy and establish BIPOC+White equity and inclusion.
The National Association of Black Journalists state that "it is important to capitalize 'Black' when referring to (and out of respect for) the Black diaspora". In a statement in June 2020, the association also recommends that "whenever a colour is used to appropriately describe race then it should be capitalized, including White and Brown."
"Reconciliation is about our common future."
- Phil Fontaine, Chief of Assembly of First Nations
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