Asian American: No hyphen in between.
Black: Capitalize when referring to African Americans. White will not be capitalized.
Bible: Capitalize all references to the Bible, including Scriptures, God’s Word, the Word, etc. Do not capitalize the adjectives biblical and scriptural, however.
BIPOC: Use "BIPOC" (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) instead of "POC" to to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black (African Americans) people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context. (See The BIPOC Project)
Book/Movies/Song titles and other works of art: Put in quotations.
Commas: We follow Oxford style for commas in a series.
Dark/Light imagery: Avoid using dark/light imagery that reinforces notions of dark as bad/evil and light as good/truth. Aim to disrupt and dismantle racially harmful tropes of anti-Blackness that are rampant in the media, the arts, and dominant discourses.
Em Dash: Use a long dash, with a space before and after the mark.
Ellipses: We do a manual three period marks, and a space before and after the marks.
Mission or missions: Both are correct in different contexts.
OK: Not “okay”
Pronouns: When referring to a general/universal figure, avoid male-dominant pronouns or use gender neutral/non-binary pronouns. Some examples:
Quotations: In using quotations (""), put the comma or period after the end quote, unless the punctuation is part of the quote.
Religious terms: If you choose to, capitalize God, Bible, Holy Spirit, the Word (in reference to the Bible), Lord, Jesus.
Sex Work: Use "sex worker", a more inclusive term that represents many of the nuances of the sex trade (and the work and economics of the industry) and is rooted in terminology of self-determination, instead of "prostitute", which is a legal term associated with committing a crime. This does not apply to sexually trafficked individuals.