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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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i use coloured when im being facetious and patronising



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Originally posted by sache1991 sache1991 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

That's what I think...don't want them thinking I'm an Uncle Tom for not wanting to snitch to HR unnecessarily.Ermm


you honestly shouldnt even be associated with the foolishness.  i guarantee there is back story at play that has nothing to do with the word colored be used and the rest of those people  are about to be pawns in game they dont even know theyre playing.
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i remember the one time after i just got to the UK i was just minding my one two and this lil old lady came up to me and said you look like that handsome coloured fella who used to play for arsenal

i didnt know how to react

i was like errrm, i know im not coloured by the african definition of the word, but i think i should be offended here

i just smiled and said g'dday to you MS
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The same people that don't like the term "colored" be the first ones to call the NAACP when something goes down lol...I kid. We Negros have a different term to define us every few decades because we're constantly searching for our identity.  I already know of a few of us that offended by the term "Black" and others that hate "African-American."
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I wish like hell someone here refers to me as "colored." Are you guys serious in this thread.? I work with plenty of old white people in Georgia. I can hear their redneck voices now calling me the "colored Manager." WTF....GTFOH...this is 2013...and if they are old, they are going to learn today! They know it is unacceptable!
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Originally posted by freedom76 freedom76 wrote:

I wish like hell someone here refers to me as "colored." Are you guys serious in this thread.? I work with plenty of old white people in Georgia. I can hear their redneck voices now calling me the "colored Manager." WTF....GTFOH...this is 2013...and if they are old, they are going to learn today! They know it is unacceptable!

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anyway...yall cant file an EEOC claim off the word colored. get yall black asses back to work
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Originally posted by Tbaby Tbaby wrote:

It's ok if you are over the age of 75 I suppose and grew up saying that.  I've worked with both white and black elderly and that's in their vocabulary.  They don't say it in an offensive manner either.

Anyone under 60 ought to know better.


this right here my great aunt in her 90's still says colored and so did my grandmother
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