person of color


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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.
See also: color, of, person

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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As a person of color, you may relate to these factors in some way, but you can never fully inhabit that culture unless you benefit from being class-privileged and white at the same time.
He asks White participants to reach out to a person of color and have a conversation on a prompt related to issues of race.
While this antiessentialist critique of the race-sexuality analogies follows from critical theory, the antiracist and person of color retorts impede progressive projects because they often reinforce heterosexism and, like the comparative approach to race and sexuality used by pro- and anti-gay forces, further marginalize gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people of color.(94)
At Wake Forest University last fall, one of the few events designated as "mandatory" for freshman orientation was attendance at Blue Eyed, a filmed racism awareness workshop in which whites are abused, ridiculed, made to fail, and taught helpless passivity so that they can identify with "a person of color for a day." In Swarthmore College's dormitories, in the fall of 1998, first-year students were asked to line up by skin color, from lightest to darkest, and to step forward and talk about how they felt concerning their place in that line.
As the American Civil Liberties Union has written, "No person of color is safe from this treatment anywhere, regardless of their obedience to the law."
Maybe no one really notices when I am the only black person attending an MS support group meeting or when I am the only person of color sitting in a neurologist's waiting room.
Not a single person of color can be found in this frozen city of (Anglo) dreams, this architectural utopia.
It means we need to hire many more than one person of color in our newsrooms.
It's just being a person of color and we're in a different country.'
She was a freed person of color who witnessed firsthand accounts of the Lincoln presidency.
This year's nominees marked the second year in a row no person of color was nominated to any of the major acting categories. Mexican director Alejandro G.
Perhaps even worse, the diversity of the corps of editors is in question since the Times' executive editor, Dean Baquet, is the only person of color on the news-side masthead.
Michelle LeBeau, a biracial tomboy raised by her grandparents in rural Wisconsin in 1974, is subjected to taunts and assaults as the only person of color in town--that is, until a black couple moves in, and Michelle becomes witness to ignorance and savagery.
I conclude that my accomplishments got me in the door, but the position I was seeking de facto is for a person of color. This is not an issue of not being good enough.
Much of what is available to young readers follows the cliche of a young person of color dealing with an identity crisis because of their race.