People of color ok, colored people not? The Week That Perished – Taki’s Magazine

Blithe Spirit

​This has had my shorts in a bunch for some time. If I can say people of color, why can’t I say colored people?


I’m not the only one:

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T REFER TO PEOPLE OF COLOR AS “COLORED PEOPLE”
Grammatically, “colored people” is undeniably more economical than “people of color.” Yet for reasons that remain mysterious and entirely unexplained, modern leftist speech police have forbidden the former term as they champion the latter.

White actor Benedict Cumberbatch spoke (sympathetically, empathetically, charitably) of “black actors” and had to apologize grovelingly.

Following the requisite burst of insane outrage over the microaggression that Cumberbatch perpetrated by using the term “colored actors,” the colorless actor publicly debased himself with extreme prejudice.

Called himself “an idiot” in the process. However,

The only question that remains is whether you think he’s an idiot for using the term “colored” or for apologizing.

Who, me? Well. Really…

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