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