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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > the same as the Whites (or the Whites )?    

the same as the Whites (or the Whites )?


the same as the Whites (or the Whites )?
Hi guys!
would you say : African-Americans couldn t use the same drinking fountains as the Whites( or Whites ).
I m a bit confused...
thanks for replying ;)

7 Jul 2011      


the Whites check here. IHO it s usually Blacks & Whites. I mean that seems logically/stylistically appropriate, right? Otherwise it should be African Americans & white people. What would American experts say?

7 Jul 2011     

United States

Definitely no apostrophe, because you are essentially saying, "African-Americans couldn t use the same drinking fountains as the whites used". (No capital letter on "whites" either, since it s not a nationality).

7 Jul 2011     


If you look here you will see they use African-Americans ... white counterparts

7 Jul 2011     


cheers ;)

7 Jul 2011