I’m confused because from everything I’ve seen in the developments of public discourse around race in general and in liberal leaning universities, the term “People of Color” was coined by non-white people as a way of creating a united front around some similarities in how non-white people are treated in society. I did not think it was a term invented and imposed by white people to lump non-white people into a monolithic mass. Although, there are white people who do lump non-white people into a mass and generalize, and this both comes from and leads to more ignorance. But the term itself “People of Color” is AFAIK not a white tradition.

Linguist, philosopher, lover of history, wordhound, 21 year New Yorker, searching for meaning in the universe

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