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Thread #168875   Message #4079246
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Nov-20 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Subject: RE: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Here in California, "person of color" (or POC) refers to anyone who is not white - and it is a useful term for a number of circumstances. The term "colored person" or "colored boy" or "colored girl" is no longer acceptable - it referred only to Black people.
And according to the latest style manuals, Black is capitalized, but white isn't.
It is hard to keep up with.