Nov 28, 2016 — Dear Friends,
Whoa! The Associated Press just announced it is updating its Style Guide on the usage of alt-right. AP says the term should not be used generically because it's primarily "a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist."
This is huge! AP is a definitive source on usage and style for most media.
A coincidence that 25,000 of us signed the “NotAltRight.org petition in the past week. I think not! You spoke up and together we helped raise awareness and make a difference.
But don't kick back yet. Our work is far from over. In fact, it’s just beginning. The media’s dangerous use of the term alt-right is just one example of how quickly extremism and authoritarianism can -- and will -- get normalized.
I’ve set up a Not Alt Right Facebook page. It’s not even fully done yet, but I just couldn't wait to tell you about the AP. But go ahead and like it anyway, and we’ll start building it up: https://www.facebook.com/NotAltRight/
Thankful for you,
PS: Read more on the AP here: https://blog.ap.org/behind-the-news/writing-about-the-alt-right