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Posted By: leeneia
20-Nov-20 - 04:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Subject: RE: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Back to the discussion of"colored person" and "person of color."

There was an article in my newspaper today about the DA of Wyandotte County, Kansas, a black man. The article referred to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which is still an important and active group. I would not wish to inform them that their name is politically incorrect.

The DA was quoted, and he used the phrase "person of color," so I believe it's all right.

Funny thing - the paper capitalizes Black as a group but not white. Today I saw references to the Black community and to a missing white woman.