This!!! I instinctively go to put the B in Black in capital when I write…but sometimes i second guess myself and return it to small caps,why? I think i’m subconsciously aware of the connotations of the word Black, both positive and negative…and depending what i’m writing about (and my mood tbh), I can go either way with it. Going forward, this really gives me pause for thought …if I don’t caps it am i somehow trying to quiet down my Blackness? Like the whole respectability politics nonsense, that promotes toning down Blackness to do away with racism — which I detest as bogus BS. Lord knows, that is not acceptable by my own personal standards. (On a side note, I swing back and forth with whether to cap the letter ‘i’ or not…sometimes I do, other times i don’t…ugh)
Well Sam, nice to meet you, this much I do know… I love my Blackness and yours.