[Ads-l] un-PC name?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 15 14:54:40 EDT 2017


Apparently it's making a comeback:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2016/07/27/donna-brazile-and-her-colored-girls-crew-to-pen-an-inspirational-book-about-politics-and-friendship/

Growing up in NYC, I remember "for colored girls who considered suicide
when the rainbow is enuf", or something like that, from the 70s. I think
they finally made a movie of it a few years ago, another modern use?

On Mar 15, 2017 2:42 PM, "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/Vashti-Dubois-
Germantown-home-museum-for-colored-girls.html
had an article on the "Colored Girls Museum" which opened about 2 years in
Philadelphia.

I had thought "colored" was politically incorrect, except for legacy usages
such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP).  Correct?

- Jim Landau (a little confused)

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