Stop Calling Us “People of Color”

A divisive logical fallacy and its consequences.

Using the term “People of Color” (POC, BIPOC, etc.) is the most obviously divisive way to classify people. It’s also interesting that people who want to “decenter whiteness” classify humans as either white, or everyone else. How can they not see the incoherent hypocrisy?

--

--

--

I’ve got questions. Writing helps me find the answers. Husband, dad, Afghan vet, healthcare process consultant, former fitness guru.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

When I watched the trailer for Minari, I felt seen, and shed a tear or two

Opinion: We Just Witnessed a Coup Attempt by White Supremacists

in stewardship

‘Mom, Why Don’t You Have Any Black Friends?’

They Don’t Call It Mischief When Black Boys Get in Trouble

An Open Letter to White Faculty (White Administrations, White Boards)

RIP George Floyd

2 Police Confrontations, 2 Very Different Outcomes

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Thomas St Thomas

Thomas St Thomas

I’ve got questions. Writing helps me find the answers. Husband, dad, Afghan vet, healthcare process consultant, former fitness guru.

More from Medium

I’m Not Afraid Of You, I Just Disagree

Artist Perspective: Why I am Okay with Any Set of Pronouns Employed to Describe Me — Yes, Really!

D.A.R.E says ‘Euphoria’ Glamorizes Drug Use — Here’s Why They’re Wrong

Euphoria promotional poster from HBO with Zendaya

Systemic Racism In Britain Is (Not)An Issue Of The Past