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Thread #168875   Message #4079265
Posted By: Bill D
11-Nov-20 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Subject: RE: BS: A person of color and a colored person
You should have been around in the 1960s... as I was.. when black, African-Americans, Negros, colored people... were debating/arguing among themselves about what they wanted to be called!
I sat...quietly... in NAACP meetings and listened to some pretty heated 'discussions'.

Right now "people of color" is a common way to include any darkish skinned people while "black" is generally accepted shorthand way of referring to those with ANY African heritage who wish to identify that way... like Kamala Harris whose families were from India... and from Africa by way of Jamaica. SHE says "black"