person of colour


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person of colour

n
a person who is not White
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.person of colour - (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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He added: "When you are a person of colour you do not want to hear the Y-word, N-word and the P-word.
It's like when you're a person of colour you need to be kept in your place.
He added: "Would I like a person of colour as the Doctor?
But I recently gave a talk to the Royal Television Society and said I've never been in a meeting with anyone in charge who is a person of colour.
Architect Paul DeCourt, 58, of Virginia, said: "Obviously he is the first person of colour to become president, which is a huge accomplishment.
India, that still has a caste system, could elect Kocherill Raman Narayanan, as its first 'untouchable' president in 1997, but the US, where racial segregation was outlawed in as early as 1856, is still considered unlikely to elect a person of colour as president more than 150 years later.
I find that being a person of colour here in Dubai hasn't really been a hinderance for some, as I'm afro caribbean and I've only experienced racism once from a groggy lager lout bar in Bur Dubai, frequented by the likes of your regular hooligans chanting for their football team to pick the game up.