person of color


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person of color

n. pl. people of color also persons of color
A person who has a racial identity other than white.
Usage Note: Dissatisfaction with nonwhite as a comprehensive racial label has likely contributed to the recent popularity of terms formed with the phrase of color, as in person of color, woman of color, or students of color. By substituting a positive formulation for a negative one, these terms recast the notion of not being white as an affirmation of common identity or shared experience among people of widely varying ethnicities. It is interesting that the almost exclusive association in American English of colored with black does not carry over to terms formed with "of color," which are used inclusively of all groups other than those of European origin. See Usage Notes at colored, nonwhite.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.person of color - (formal) any non-European non-white person
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
formality - compliance with formal rules; "courtroom formality"
people of color, people of colour, colour, color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
wog - (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia
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And here is the crux of the matter: due to the very complex history of our nation's birth and development, it is hard, if not impossible, for a person of color to be ever in the right place--in large measure because every place is a charged and a vexed reminder of how Africans came to be here in the first place.
Similarly, a person of color may perceive a counseling center with therapists of their own ethnicity as more culturally sensitive than one without therapists of their own ethnicity.
It's worth wondering if such a blog could have thrived were its author a person of color.
I am sure that each and every person of color who read this article could think of their own story that relates.
If you're a person of color, you're expected to write plays that are about people of color," he says.
Questions include (a) what challenges do people of color face in securing leadership positions; (b) what challenges do people of color face in their current position; (c) how important is it to have a person of color in a leadership position where the majority of students are students of color; (d) how can people of color be encouraged to seek school leadership positions; and (e) what suggestions would you make regarding recruitment of people of color into administrative preparation programs?
This person of color identity is one that I claim even as I'm aware that it is not always transferable to other Latinos or to Latin America.
Other feminist and person of color concerns addressed range from the tendency of state systems to take black children away from their mothers more readily than white children in the same living situations; the profound negative impact that war has upon the lives of women and the culture they live in; discrimination and dehumanization amid domestic violence shelters; and much more.
She is the second high-profile person of color to switch to the Green Party of late.
As a woman and person of color I am even more culturally isolated from the majority of the faculty in the college.
For the longest time I was by myself and I was the only person of color .
In a blinding statement of the obvious, a person of color is always a person of color.