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WHAT’S RACIST TODAY: Capital Letters

An academic in Canada has renounced capital letters in support of “diversity and inclusion” and in protest of “colonial oppression.”

WHAT HAPPENED

Joining “the lowercase movement,” Linda Manyguns, an associate vice president of Indigenization and decolonization at Mount Royal University, announced last week that she will henceforth eschew capitalization “except to acknowledge the Indigenous struggle for recognition.”

Money quote: “these sites of struggle are generally found at blockades, where demonstrations against racism occur, where racialization and cultural domination, and discrimination leave the mark of imbalance and abuses of power,” Manyguns said in a statement that drew some sniping on Twitter.

 

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