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Thread #155337   Message #3653690
Posted By: GUEST
24-Aug-14 - 08:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Subject: RE: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Whilst it is laudible to be able to get into a position where colour makes no difference, out there in the real world discrimination does happen, and it's felt more keenly on the receiving end than those of us who haven't had a back-catalogue of it can truly appreciate. Yet at the same time some people from these communities have become excessively sensitive, seeing racial oppression in any form of criticism, whether it is there or not. Too much political correctness confuses the matter further: and that is what much of this argument is about. It reminds me of the way the Noddy books have been rewritten with Goblins as the baddies. Maybe that's the solution here, to use a term which is utterly unrepresentative of any group identification and therefore without baggage.