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Why “People of Color” is offensive:
It lumps all races together, ignoring separate cultures and erasing the separate heritages of different races—i.e. Asian cultures are vastly different from African cultures (though both are worthwhile).
It’s often used solely to exclude white people, in order to diminish their humanity or harass them in other ways.
It’s typically a very patronizing term, as in “PoCs deserve separate scholarships because they’re not smart enough to earn academic scholarships.”
There’s almost never any pride associated in being “of color,” hence its usage instead of that of a specific culture—Vietnamese and proud, African and proud, Brazilian and proud. In this sense, it also diminishes the individual humanity of “people of color.”
Dear white people -
For the love of god, shut upppppppppppppppppppp.
what is happening i don’t understand
OP what is you
Two cent crackas don’t get to have an opinion what People of Color call themselves.
You don’t even where the term came from.
I’m going to need you to shut the fuck up.