return of "colored"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri Mar 30 13:57:28 UTC 2012

On 3/30/12 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:35:59 +0000
> From:    Charles C Doyle<cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
> Subject: Re: return of "colored"
> I wonder if users of the once-trendy term "people of color" have had any inclination to adjectivize the noun phrase as, simply, "colored"?
> --Charlie

That's what I think as well because there seems to be a generation gap
in its use: my grandparents and parents (used to) use it; I never used
it; now I see it popping up in students' writing. They're young enough
that they don't know the context of its earlier use.

---Amy West

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