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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.
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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.
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Chapter 4 explores the links between rural and urban fomenters of violence, especially mobile free persons of color and male slaves who had the ability to hire themselves out; here, Finch finds the official evidence against Placido compelling.
(27) With respect to criminal law and enforcement, many scholars assert that implicit racial bias among police, (28) prosecutors, (29) judges, (30) and jurors (31) shape the experiences of persons of color.
Due to the small number of persons of color, the original survey descriptors of Asian-American, Hispanic, African-American, White, and Native American were collapsed into one variable (race) with two categories--white and persons of color.
In other words, persons of color were more likely to seek services if the staff included therapists of their own ethnicity.
This article examines the efforts of a team of educators in a mid-western urban university in Omaha, Nebraska, to understand why so few persons of color enter the teaching profession and to identify actions that can be taken to attract them.
Most disturbing about this data is the obvious implication: without more persons of color earning advanced degrees, there
Because there is no evidence to support the claim that standardized tests are a valid and credible measure of academic achievement, these tests are a particularly invidious form of structural racism lending the cloak of science to policies and practices that have denied, and are continuing to deny, persons of color equal access to educational and job opportunities.
For many older persons of color, issues relevant to the relationship with direct service providers may impact their ability to seek out follow through in the service utilization process.
Mintz and Richard Price), the evolution of personal and collective consciousness (ethnic, gender, racial) among the freeborn persons of color developed in diverse ways.
Caleb Parker is one of 257,000 free persons of color living in the Confederacy; when war breaks out, he and his best friend enlist in the Union militia, yet Yankee atrocities force them to change sides and fight for the Confederacy.
Accompanying this understanding, at least in the church, is an emphasis on all persons being persons of color regardless of race or ethnicity, again an inclusiveness not found in the United States.
Crimes by persons of color against other persons of color were of no concern to those who put the news broadcasts together.
The cultural differences between persons of color, even those of the same class and milieu, is a theme with more vitality than the marital problems portrayed in the novel.
In the academy the double standard toward women and people of color now applies to Jews and often is enforced by those once-insurgent and now established women and persons of color. Name one Jewish thinker at a major academic institution involved in the study of religion who places the possibility of solidarity with the Palestinian people at the center of his or her concern?
(1995) noted that his findings were consistent with the literature in that persons of color typically scored significantly higher than Caucasian respondents on instruments designed to assess multicultural sensitivity.
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