The "women of color" trope

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  1. justinacolmena
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    The term is old and it carries negative stereotypes.

    A "woman of color" is assumed to be
    • "sultry;" native to a hot, humid climate;
    • bodaceous, curvy, voluptuous; (with a lot of emphasis on showing off the actual skin of whatever color it is)
    • foreign, exotic, "available," subservient;
    • somewhat or somehow uncomfortable with English as a native language;
    • etc.
    "Colored" is rather archaic in reference to human skin. Also, in English, an adjective is usually placed before the noun it modifies.

    I'm sorry if someone's first impression of a "woman of color" upon meeting her face to face is that she is "black" (or some other race) but that is just a basic fact of life. You aren't going to change people's skin color.

    Jeremiah 13:23 KJV: Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

    Or why do we need to be so concerned if a leopard has spots whereas a lion has stripes?
     
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    Tiger has stripes.

    Sorry.

    Couldn't stop myself.
     
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    Brown and Black are not colors. Europeans are people of color. All kinds of eye color, hair color, skin color. Browns and Blacks are people of non-color generally speaking. The used to be called Darkies actually and rightly so.

    And this might be offensive, but porn sites show Black females are gross, Brown females often have clits bigger than Asian dudes, but are still gross. Every male on Earth is turned on by White women. Which is why Browns and Blacks often assault White women since they usually find them repulsive. Biology is reality.
     
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    I do agree with the "colored congresswomen" trope. "Women of color" = colored women. It's all OK.
    Technically, white includes all colors of the spectrum while black is an exclusion of all colors.
     
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    None of those seem to be negative sterotypes to me.
     
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    You sound like a paranoid racist who obsesses on color and has a strong preconception that racist behavior is dominant. Live and let live
     
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    “Colored” is a reference to race...not skin color.
     
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    Nope. But often code words for fat and ugly, tbqh.
     
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    "People of color"

    the only "color" I see is mud.

    Sky is blue, the grass is green. Those are colors.

    People of "color" just look dirty to me
     
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    The entire "POC" confederation, is nothing more than a singular banner under which the envious hateful can rally under, in honor of their shared hatred of whites....
     
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