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person of color

Someone who is not white. The term is used in a neutral or positive way to encompass all nonwhite people. Primarily heard in US. Being a person of color often means encountering daily discrimination. Hopefully with the success of some recent films like Black Panther, Hollywood will start casting more people of color.
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person of color

a person of an African, Asian, or Native American race. (The plural is people of color.) The apartment manager clearly discriminated against people of color. He would only rent to whites. As a person of color, I felt threatened by the racist jokes that my coworker told.
See also: color, of, person

person of color

A nonwhite person, such as someone of African or Native American descent. For example, They have made a genuine effort to promote persons of color to executive positions. This seemingly modern euphemism actually dates from the late 1700s and was revived in the late 1900s.
See also: color, of, person
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97) For a critique of the essentializing nature of the antiracist and person of color retorts to the race-sexuality analogies, set; id.
Yet the latest academic view is one of "privileged social identities" that only a person of color can "know" what being marginal--in the minority--means (see David S.
This is a classic coming-of-age story for a young person of color.
When a poor person or a person of color is killed, you won a D.
Other statistics of note include: 85% of the youngsters said a woman would make a good President while 96% said that a person of color should have a turn in the White House.
But in this book, the only person of color we hear from is a female physician with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who was a bigwig with the United States Agency for International Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before she went west.
As a person of color, I understand exactly your frustration and anger,'' Hayes, who is African-American, told the audience.
Recently I spoke with a friend about the strides that could be made in the eradication of white supremacy if; even for one day, every person of color publicly identified themselves as black But black like whom?
Unfortunately there are a lot of businesses that don't care about me as a person of color and it's reflective of who they have working for them and with them," she insists.
If the catch is kingfish, shark, white croaker, sturgeon, or perch, it's a safe bet it was hauled from the bay by a low-income person of color who is planning on fish for dinner.
The terrible tragedy is that, to some prosecutors, "neutral" has come to mean any person of color or whose ethnic background or nationality is perceived to make him or her sympathetic to the charged defendant's case.
We started dating, even though I still felt that I could never really be with a white person, that a white person could never understand my anger, could never experience what a person of color lived.
Picture a transgendered person of color being elected to national office, affirmed by voters, and applauded by fellow lawmakers.
As a person of color and coming from a poor neighborhood, I know that it takes tenacity to succeed,'' Pacheco said.
No African-American, or any person of color for that fact, heads an entertainment division or even holds the No.