RACES: N for Negro

In defiance of Webster, many a U.S. publication still spells Negro with a small "n," capitalizes all other races. Long has the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People crusaded for orthographical' equality, openly resented what it called petty discrimination against its racial dignity.

Last week, prompted by Tuskegee Institute's Robert Russa Moton, the foremost newspaper in the land, august New York Times, announced that it would make the typographical change from n to N "as an act in recognition of racial self-respect for those who have been for generations...

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