Carl Kemp’s campaign to capitalize Black is a personal and community matter – Press Telegram

For Carl Kemp seeing “black” written in lowercase was “tantamount to being called, ‘boy,’ in the Jim Crow south.”

For his daughter, Maya, who just turned 8, “seeing ‘black’ means that she has to see half of who she is as diminished, lesser,” her father said, “lowercase.”

For Kemp, the capitalization of “B” when referring to Black people has been a personal campaign since he was a student at Cal State Long Beach in the 1990s. And this year, amid nationwide calls to…

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