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Racism should be called racism, AP Stylebook changes journalistic guidelines

November 18, 2019

NBC NEWS -- The Associated Press has announced that the AP Stylebook will now advise journalists to use the word racism to refer to acts of racism instead of evoking euphemisms like "racially charged," and "racially motivated."

 

 

"The terms racist and racism can be used in broad references or in quotations to describe the hatred of a race or, assertion of the superiority of one race over others," the AP states. The new guidelines also encourage journalists to "think broadly about racial issues before having to make decisions on specific situations and stories."

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