AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses.
We also now capitalize Indigenous in reference to original inhabitants of a place.
These decisions align with long-standing capitalization of distinct racial and ethnic identifiers such as Latino, Asian American and Native American.
Our discussions on style and language consider many points, including the need to be inclusive and respectful in our storytelling and the evolution of language.
After a review and period of consultation, we found, at this time, less support for capitalizing white.
White people generally do not share the same history and culture, or the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color.