Furthermore, we don’t say “a rose of red.” We say “a red rose.” So why say “people of color” instead of “colored people”? And why does the former include non-African-Americans while the latter does not?
Logically, the existence of people of color implies that there are people who have no color. But wouldn’t that make them invisible? On the other hand, true white is a blend of all the colors of the rainbow, while true black is true lack of color. Why, then, are black-skin people called colored people or people of color while white-skin people are not? It would be more accurate to call whites people of color.
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