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Thread #155337   Message #3653833
Posted By: artbrooks
25-Aug-14 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Subject: RE: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
IMHO, any designation for any of us other than 'human' is stupid, unnecessary and divisive. As several other people have noted above, my own skin color is light tan...nobody is actually white (albinos are pinkish).

Here in New Mexico, everyone who is not of Latino descent (which is also very complicated) is called an Anglo, regardless of skin tone or ethnicity.

I remember some discussion several years ago about Mr. Obama not actually being 'African-American', even though one parent was African and the other American, because he hadn't gone through 'the African-American Experience'.