Robert B. Moore, “Racism in the English Language”
Why people of color > “minorities” or “non-white”
I definitely agree on using the phrase people of color instead of minorities or non-white. But the first few terms mentioned, especially “economically disadvantaged” - what is the appropriate term for discussing people who are poor? “Impoverished” is too strong, and just saying “poor people” over and over again doesn’t seem right either. I’m asking you, readers: what is the non-victim-blaming way to reference the poor?
i remember when i would literally hold my breath until a POC enters the room. i still do it now.
I remember passing by a group of girls once talking about “you didn’t miss much in class today, we watched a documentary about how black people are like, not pretty.”
Awesome, so even when schools do have Africana Studies department and have spaces to discuss issues like western beauty standards - no one’s gonna take that shit seriously anyway. COOL.
are prisons obsolete? by angela davis
zami sister outside undersong by audrey lorde
black feminist thought by patricia hill collins
beyond the frame: women of color and visual representation by angela davis & neferti tadiar
also, not by WOC but:
envisioning (black) male feminism: a cross-cultural perspective samuel adu-poku