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Color People

Non-white terminology
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Change acceptable terminology for people of non-caucasian descent to "COLOR people", instead of , "colorED people",or "people of color".
JesusHChrist, Oct 10 2007


       Sp: colour
wagster, Oct 10 2007

       With his faithful sidekick Pantone boy, they fight the evil forces of Monochrone man and Vignette woman.   

       <semi-rant>Why do people who at some point have African in their ancestry feel the need to find new and confusing ways to label themselves? In South Africa, black means no white people in your family, coloured means there are. I've never felt the need to distinguish my particular shade of pink from the darker mediterranean shades or the whiter Scandinavian folk<semi-rant>   

       Perhaps to highlight how pointless it is, white folk should campaign for more than just 'caucasian' on forms, such as 'blends in in Mexico', 'surfer dude', 'part Sicilian', 'Hitler would like me' and 'glow in the dark computer geek'.
marklar, Oct 10 2007

       //Why do people who at some point have African in their ancestry// According to various studies, ultimately, all of us have ancestors from Africa.
zen_tom, Oct 10 2007

       I'm Afro-White-European, with camo-spots of course. And the Ethiopian and I are quite contented as we are, thank you very much.
theleopard, Oct 10 2007

       [zen_tom] I knew someone would point that out. At the time I couldn't think of a more accurate or concise description.   

       [bigsleep] That would make casting for Beneton ads much easier.
marklar, Oct 10 2007

       Sorry, [marklar] - I'm purging my inner pedant this week.
zen_tom, Oct 10 2007


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