Can you explainify the difference between Colored and Of Color to this poor ESLer and your fellow blogreaders, please?
And anyway, what is that exactly, a colo
ured person/person of colo ur? All I know is that Renard lives on a Carribean island, so I guess his skin is brown/black, and Orca is from northern Europe so her skin is pink/red/light brown, depending on the season. Strangely enough, nobody would call me a person of colour, eventhough I’m kinda multicoloured and highly customizable. 😉 It’s probably the same with Renard, at his location he won’t stick out so nobody would stereotype him as a POC specifically.
Here in SA the media never uses skintone when reporting about people. It’s always a man, a woman, a child. Skin colour is insignificant, and if you really wanna know you just go by hints when they tell you their name or where that person lives. Also we have 3 categories here: Black, Coloured and White. Far as I know in the USA Coloured stands for Black.
Buuut anyhoo, don’t you, too, find it a bit silly to kick an honourable guest from a conference for not using the correct verbiage du jour?