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Hearing that term makes me wana pop the nearest yt in the mouth.
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I don't like hearing it as it reminds me on segregation. I would inform her once and if she continued to use it go to HR.
 
I had to check this armenia women I worked with once- when she referrerd to us as "colored". I told her that we don't go by the term anymore and if anyone ever hears you call them that you will get your azz beat.
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maybe she just seen...
 
 
 
and thought it was ok


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Words have histories and connotations
Don't make it harder than it has to be
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote laceyfront Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 02 2013 at 8:27pm
Originally posted by sache1991 sache1991 wrote:

 

Mid 40s, American...Ouch
She know whats up, I was gone give her a pass cause I heard elderly yt folk use it. But Im talkin old folks home elderly.
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Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

Originally posted by -Shesus- -Shesus- wrote:

Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

"People/person of colour" is widely acceptable isn't it? I've always wondered why it's so different to "coloured." 
yup, so iont see why they are so pressed.  It wasn't said with malice & it is just another label like black, african american, negro, etc..

none of those are slurs either, but ppl have their preference of what they want to be called.  I for one wouldn't get worked up about it, nor will I go sit in HR giving a report just to be "down" with the other blacks
I mean, it's something that's always puzzled me. I'm looking at this from a different perspective cos I'm not American but I have to ask myself why hearing "coloured" sometimes makes me feel funny but with "person of colour"...I don't bat an eyelid. ETA: even though they're saying exactly the same thing- i.e. that non-whites possess "colour"
 
Well, coloureds reminds me of NO COLOUREDS ALLOWED.
 
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i like the word coloured more than i like black tbh..and i do hear the term PoC irl
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Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

 
I am not being sensitive but in a professional setting, I woulnd't describe anyone by their skin color.
 
The lady in the purple shirt with the glasses blah blah blah...
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Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

Originally posted by -Shesus- -Shesus- wrote:

idc, colored is not a slur.  If they said Brotha Man, porch monkey, pickaninny, coon, etc...

then I'd complain
this. it's just antiquated. like how people still refer to asians as 'oriental'. *shudders*
 
if it were me, i would just clue the person in on where they went wrong there, but it's hardly an HR issue.


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it's like saying oriental....it's dated
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