Person of Color


The term person of color is used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white.

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The term encompasses all non-white peoples, emphasizing common experiences of systemic racism.

Racism is a product of the complex interaction in a given society of a race-based worldview with prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

White is an achromatic color, a color without hue.

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The term may also be used with other collective categories of people such as communities of color, men of color, and women of color.


The term is not equivalent in use to the term colored, which was previously used in the United States to refer to African Americans only.

Colored is a term used in the United States, predominantly in the South during the racial segregation era, and the United Kingdom to describe people who were not categorized as "white" or those with mixed racial heritage.

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

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