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Students to hold Juneteenth celebration in downtown Mountain View today

Original post made on Jun 19, 2020

A coalition of current and former Mountain View-Los Altos High School District students is holding an event celebrating Juneteenth in downtown Mountain View on Friday afternoon.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:59 AM

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Posted by smorr
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 19, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Really glad to hear about this! Thanks to MV-LAHS students for organizing and raising awareness.


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Posted by Jessica
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 19, 2020 at 4:57 pm

To the author, please capitalize the B in Black.


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Posted by Sarada College
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm

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Posted by @Jessica
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 20, 2020 at 7:05 am

Please refer to your AP or writing style book and you will see that writer is correct.. The use of a capital letter would have been incorrect at that point in the sentence since it is not a persons name.

Thanks,

Local Professor for Cultural Affairs


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Posted by Joel Lachter
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 21, 2020 at 8:41 am

@@Jessica: The AP has updated there style guide. Black is now capitalized when referring to people.
Web Link


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Posted by styleandgrammer
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2020 at 9:33 am

@Joel

there is their:)


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Posted by estapo
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jun 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

> Please refer to your AP or writing style book
> The AP has updated their style guide

@APStylebook is a great follow, fwiw. Especially for the grammar (small g)estapo.

Now, can we get back to these (capital G)reat Kids!?!


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Posted by A Time For Change
a resident of Castro City
on Jun 21, 2020 at 10:28 am

Thank goodness there weren't any controversial statues in MV or Los Altos to tear down. I understand that ones of Ulysses S. Grant, Francis Scott Key and Junipero Serra were removed in San Francisco.

A tribute to Booker T. Washington should also be included as he perfected the peanut which is both a key agricultural product and culinary ingredient.

Commercial trademarks such as Aunt Jemima & Uncle Ben's will either be removed and/or revised and Mrs. Butterworth's is also rumored to be on the cutting block.

That leaves Betty Crocker (who should also be removed) as a symbol of white cooking supremacy in the household kitchen.


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