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AP Tweets On Term “Racist.”

AP tweets on term “racist.”

In a series of tweets, AP explains its style usage.

“In general, avoid using racist or any other label as a noun for a person; it’s far harder to match the complexity of a person to a definition or label than it is a statement or action. Instead, be specific in describing the person’s words or actions.”


More AP Style Book Changes

More AP style book changes: Merrill Perlman writes that AP announced a new chapter on surveys and polling, prefers “sexual misconduct” to “sexual harassment” and advises cautions when using terms like “victim” or “survivors.” Language is quirky.