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Who is considered a Person of Color

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posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 08:54 PM
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I'm really curious about this.

Is it merely a person that looks ethnic?

Is it a person that has ethnic ancestry?

Is it a person with one drop of non Caucasian blood?

Is it a person that associates and sees themselves as that race?

I'm directing this question mainly to those in the US, but for those not please feel free to chime in and give your opinion.




posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

It's based on which color shirt you wear.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:00 PM
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originally posted by: FlukeSkywalker
a reply to: JAGStorm

It's based on which color shirt you wear.



It varies from situation to situation. Depending on how it can be used in a political or social narrative.

That's the thing about all this, you can't nail it down to any sort of science or fact.

It's all about the feels and the feels at the moment.
edit on 6-7-2019 by MisterSpock because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Oh who the hell knows anymore.
For years all we heard was that we are all the same.
Now all we hear is that some people are special so give them free stuff.

In Texas the student population is now 28% white..
Whites are minorities so give me free stuff.

Men can feel like women,
Women can feel like men,
Well I'm feeling oppressed.... Prove me wrong..



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Okay I'll bite.

I generally think of 'a person of color' as an African American.

Edit - Wow am I the only one brave enough to say it? Am I politically incorrect? Maybe but maybe I don't give a damn.




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posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:02 PM
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It’s any minority who wants to blame others for their shortcomings.
Are you a minority college student with no job?
You’re a person of color.
Are you a successful minority business owner?
You’re just a person like everyone else, making a life for yourself.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:02 PM
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originally posted by: FlukeSkywalker
a reply to: JAGStorm

It's based on which color shirt you wear.



It seems that way.
I'm serious, and I have yet to find an answer. It appears we don't really know.

I read this post today:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



Today Another Handout From Kamala Harris $100 Billion For Black Homeownership


I had been thinking about this question prior to that post.
How the heck do you determine who is black?
Some states have laws that say one drop of blood. Well according to ancestry don't we all come from one African mother?
Don't we all have black blood? Are they only going by skin color, in that case, too bad for light skinned black folks.
What about people that look completely white but are actually a percentage black, do they count???



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:03 PM
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What does it matter?

We are all people of color.

I'm kinda beige, and my wife is more of an eggshell white... both different colors (and coincidentally, standard paint colors... a match made at The Home Depot...)



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: scolai
a reply to: JAGStorm

It’s any minority who wants to blame others for their shortcomings.
Are you a minority college student with no job?
You’re a person of color.
Are you a successful minority business owner?
You’re just a person like everyone else, making a life for yourself.


That last part is false.

Not matter what your social/financial status, you can still be the "victim" as a person due to being a POC.

Are you a multi millionaire property developer who felt "mistreated" at a business because you are a POC....then you are just a lowly minority that has to struggle every day because of evil ol whitey.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:06 PM
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People that have pigment in their skin to protect them from harmful solar radiation is a person of colour. All others have to buy sun protection. The fact we are not subsidised for that, peeves me off.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:07 PM
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What does it matter?


Apparently it is going to matter more and more. I'm just curious where they draw the line. Right now it seems that most places don't. But there are a few that have been caught up in it like:


www.theatlantic.com...



A Man Says His DNA Test Proves He’s Black, and He’s Suing


www.cnn.com...



Rachel Dolezal, white woman who portrayed herself as black, accused of welfare fraud


I think as our country becomes more divided we are going to be having this discussion a lot more.
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posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:08 PM
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If you can see yourself in the mirror, you're a person "of color".



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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What's funny to me is that the people who are meant to be excluded by this term (caucasians) are the most colorful and have the widest range in variations of all the races.

It's pretty ironic isn't it?



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: madmac5150
What does it matter?

We are all people of color.

I'm kinda beige, and my wife is more of an eggshell white... both different colors (and coincidentally, standard paint colors... a match made at The Home Depot...)


I've got a pretty good tan right now...

That would make me tan, right?



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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A minority phenotype in contrast with the majority 'All-American' that is historically mostly British-Irish-German appearance, rather than Native American in appearance or other.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: JAGStorm

If you can see yourself in the mirror, you're a person "of color".


Yep-- Hue-Man. Everybody's got a touch of color to them. Nobody's see-thru once their spirit incarnates into a Hue-man bodysuit.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:19 PM
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color and ethnicity arent the same thing..caucasion, is an ethnicity.

propaganda would tell you whitey is bad, and hurtful to darker skin tones, which is of course...bigoted



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:22 PM
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Well, white people are not white, we are a shade of pink unless of course, we don't get enough sunlight.

Technically we are all persons of colour aside from the Invisible Man of course.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: new_here

Exactly that. We're only "people of color" as long as we're in this existence.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I don't care.

The only people who care about the "race" of individuals are racist.



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