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Princeton's WordNet

  1. person of color, person of colour(noun)

    (formal) any non-European non-white person

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  1. person of color(Noun)

    A non-white person.

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  1. Person of color

    Person of color is a term used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white. The term is meant to be inclusive among non-white groups, emphasizing common experiences of racism. People of color was introduced as a preferable replacement to both non-white and minority, which are also inclusive, because it frames the subject positively; non-white defines people in terms of what they are not, and minority frequently carries a subordinate connotation. Style guides for writing from American Heritage, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mount Holyoke College, recommend the term over these alternatives. It may also be used with other collective categories of people such as students of color, men of color and women of color. People of Color typically refer to people of African, Asian, Hispanic and/or Latino, and Native American heritage. It may also be used to refer to mixed-race people. The untranslated English term has also seen some limited usage among Germans of color, especially when stressing the postcolonial perspective, but so far has not found entrance into general German language and is not necessarily known by the general populace.

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