Black and fab. 23. Libra. ENFJ.
Bay Area. UC Berkeley Grad: Media Studies.
Writer, artist, illustrator, producer, critic, Disney Princessologist.
Benevolent Media Proprietor in training.
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literally the only purpose of the term “people of color” is in a coalitional sense or to discuss shared experiences of white supremacy. it has very limited utility beyond that. so why use it unnecessarily, both like “Black women of color” or in this way?
Use the fucking specific ethnicity or race. “People of color” is not a new, “politically correct” term for “colored people” (I often see people use “people of color” in place of “Black”) but rather a collective phrase of solidarity. “People of color” is not necessarily interchangeable with “Black…
while we’re on the subject, I’m preeeetty sure I’ve (wrongly) ascribed ‘poc/woc/moc’ to Sailor Moon/Anime characters, and I apologize for that! That’s wrong, for the reasons described here.
I’ll leave whatevers up 4 posterity, but going forward I’ll be more careful about that :X
alice in wonderland/through the looking glass is one of those things u just want to make revamps of (very loosely based on the original tbh)
The term “PoC” is not meant to encompass all brown and black individuals of the world. Its not a general title for every non-white person; that was never its intention. Its a term that derives within western, specifically US context among like-minded racialized individuals who…
- refer to white people as Caucasian
- are under the notion that “reverse racism" exists
- think racism against white people exists and/or is a serious issue
- use the dictionary definition of racism as "proof" in your argument
- have the gall to say PoC are “takin’ all yer scholarships”
- claim the term ”PoC" is oppressive to white folk
- claim white people “aren’t technically white” (no link for this. should be common sense)
- say you are “colorblind”
- think being LGBT*QUIA means you don’t benefit from white privilege
Don’t waste my time with silly arguments and beliefs that have been refuted ad nauseum. Educate yourself before trying to discuss race and privilege.
In my next column, “The Black TV Crisis and the Next Generation,” I tackled why the labor market is so tight. Conglomerates own more networks today than they used to, in order to capture fragmenting audiences. This means network executives are laser-focused on capturing the largest, most profitable niches, as opposed to telling the most interesting stories to attract diverse audiences. This has had a disastrous affect on black producers, who are increasingly lost among conglomerates. Very few have benefitted from the shift. In fact, only Tyler Perry, Mara Brock and Salim Akil have multiple shows on television, and, in my opinion, they pale in comparison — both in art and audience size — to first generation of black programming in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A new generation of storytellers, many of whom, like Issa Rae and Lena Waithe, gained notoriety through web series, could buck the trend, but will network executives give them a chance?
This is an interesting read, y’all
Use the fucking specific ethnicity or race. “People of color” is not a new, “politically correct” term for “colored people” (I often see people use “people of color” in place of “Black”) but rather a collective phrase of solidarity. “People of color” is not necessarily interchangeable with “Black people” or “Asian people” or any specific group.
"Women of color" haven’t been twerking for years, Black women have. “Women of color” aren’t stereotyped as welfare mothers, Black women are. “Men of color” are not targeted by the stop-and-frisk program, Black and Latino men are. “People of color” are not targeted at the airport for “random searches”, people who appear to be Arab or South Asian (or otherwise have markers people associate with “terrorists”) are. I could go on.
Sometimes the phrases are interchangeable, like “people of color experience racism” or “women of color are fetishized”, but often they aren’t. When they aren’t, just use the group name! People of color all experience racism but often in different ways.