I hate the term “women of color”
Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color? Why must I be excluded from a group of women?
Like excuse me. Who the hell came up with the stupid dynamic of calling people white and black in the first place?
Sorry that someone re-appropriated the word “colored” and took it from being a derogatory term to mean impure or non-white, to be something of the positive connotation its starting to have when the fairness-complex has started to subside in some circles.
When I was a kid I literally picked at all of my scabs on my arm so that I could see the lighter skin left by the scar. I hoped that if I repeated it enough, I’d be white like the rest of my friends. So I’m sorry that you feel excluded, thats how people of color in this country feel all of the time.
Hmm, how about the fact that ‘nude’ stockings, band-aids and other things are not the skin tone of People of Color?
What about ‘flesh’ as in ‘flesh tone’ crayons were never brown skinned people?
There’s a reason why up through the 20th century ‘colored’ was a label for water fountains, shopping counters and spaces for ‘people of color’.
'Colored' is a title forced upon people who weren't white because we weren't white.
As a brown skinned American, do I get anything without white people wanting it, even if it’s something I didn’t want in the first place? I mean, what the fuck.