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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:53 AM

Where Did BIPOC Come From?

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https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-bipoc.html

By Sandra E. Garcia
June 17, 2020

Black Americans have been called by many names ...

The acronym stands for “black, Indigenous and people of color.” Though it is now ubiquitous in some corners of Twitter and Instagram, the earliest reference The New York Times could find on social media was a 2013 tweet.

As a phrase, “people of color” dates back centuries — it was first cited in The Oxford English Dictionary, with the British spelling “colour,” in 1796 — and is often abbreviated as POC. The other two letters, for black and Indigenous, were included in the acronym to account for the erasure of black people with darker skin and Native American people, according to Cynthia Frisby, a professor of strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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“It is lazy to lump us all together as if we all face the same problems,” said Sylvia Obell, a host of the Netflix podcast “Okay, Now Listen.”
http://smarturl.it/okaynowlisten
“When you blend us all together like this, it’s erasure...

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To attempt to represent so many different identities in a single term is a product of colonialism, according to Chelsey Luger, a wellness trainer at the Native Wellness Institute,
https://www.nativewellness.com/
and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, a tribal nation in North Dakota.



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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:05 AM

1. If only everyone was blind, at least

color blind.

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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:19 AM

2. Agree

“It is lazy to lump us all together as if we all face the same problems,” said Sylvia Obell, a host of the Netflix podcast “Okay, Now Listen.”
http://smarturl.it/okaynowlisten
“When you blend us all together like this, it’s erasure...


Groups need to be recognized individually rather than as an alphabet monolith. Been saying that about the ever expanding LGBTQ... for years. It's just another way to other people and groups.

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Response to romana (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:44 AM

3. Agree

 

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