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Honestly? | WHY IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO SAY "PERSON OF COLOR" BUT YOU CAN'T SAY "COLORED PERSON"? | image tagged in memes,philosoraptor | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Too much BS | THE LACK OF LOGIC IN BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT MAY BE GREAT BUT IT'S WHAT WE LIBERALS DO | image tagged in too much bs | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE TO BE COLORLESS? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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True, every one is a person of color.
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Philosoraptor Meme | WHEN THE POLICE SAY, "WHAT DID THEY LOOK LIKE?" WHAT WOULD THEIR RESPONSE BE IF YOU SAID, "I DON'T SEE SKIN COLOR.   IT WAS A MAN" | image tagged in memes,philosoraptor | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Picard Wtf Meme | IT IS PROBABLY NOT PC TO IDENTIFY BY GENDER EITHER! | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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YOU'RE RIGHT WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Creepy Condescending Wonka Meme | RIGHT? | image tagged in memes,creepy condescending wonka | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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:)
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Okay, still doesn't explain why not. I guess we need all sorts of euphemisms and replacement phrases so we can avoid acknowledging that black people are any different from whites (I mean in terms of skin color, nothing that really matters).
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IIRC the justification is 'Person comes First" in 'Person of Color'... implying that their 'person-hood' is the focus, and 'color' is simply a descriptor

whereas in 'Colored Person" you're stressing that they are Colored first...

I usually mock it, by going one step further and go with 'Person of ______ Extraction" ie, African, Latino, East Asian, Island, Arabic depending the subject...
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