Expecting to meet a person of color
, they are surprised when a white South African girl arrives, but no more so than the girl, a product of the Apartheid system who views black people as second-class citizens.
At this gathering, Linda Chavez-Thompson, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO and the highest elected person of color
in the union movement, announced the AFL's bold new proposal to expand the executive council of the federation by reserving 15 seats for women, people of color and LGBT leaders.
But even that leaves you asking why only two of the film's African-American characters are permitted anything resembling positive traits (and one of them is an incarcerated felon), and why there is nothing about the home life of any person of color
1998: The Cooperative Children's Book Center reports that six percent of the children's books published in that year were written and/or illustrated by a person of color
and/or had African-American, Latino, Native-American or Asian-American themes.
What does it mean for a person of color
to be aroused by words like "nigger" or "spic"?
And as good as I think Broken Hearts Club is, its one person of color
is, for me, its weakest character.
Similar to coming out as a queer or transgender person of color
in a homophobic/transphobic, racist society, we needed to learn the process of shedding the ways in which society at large has taught us how to live, love and navigate through this world.
As a person of color
and as a parent of three children, I think I can reach beyond our traditional base of activists and expand the movement," she said.
Growing up as a black punk rock fan in both Southern California and New York, Spooner longed to connect with a community of black fans who both shared his love of punk music and understood his feelings of alienation as a person of color
in the mostly white scene.
With all due respect, there is a qualitative difference between being a person of color
and representing a people-of-color constituency.
Kill a white person and you are far more likely to get the death penalty than if you kill a person of color
," Bonowitz says.
But these same people, who ordinarily would never make any disparaging remark about any person of color
, will unabashedly make the same remark about Indians.
The person of color
outsider-becomes-insider game is over.
It's one thing to be demeaned because you're a person of color
, as Lee describes, but systemic racism is denying essential services and benefits to an inordinate amount of welfare recipients.
Back in New York City, for instance, Street News editor Indio recalls the hardship he faced as a light-skinned person of color
trying to find a safe place to sleep in city shelters populated mainly by African Americans.