• I would personally avoid the term “people/persons of colour” myself. I understand where both of you are coming from, but I recognise that a word can carry historical baggage with it even if in the use of the word the speaker never meant to convey that baggage

    I’m loath to believe that black people who use ‘POC’ are typically oblivious to the his…[Read more]

  • jakelafort wrote:
    Autumn, i am pretty sure we will just go round and round on the merry go round. So I will pass except to acknowledge that yes Colored and POC is virtually identical. POC adopts the language and spirit of Colored.

    If you’re under the impression that black activists who use the term ‘POC’ are actually saying ‘coloured’ literally,…[Read more]

  • Autumn you wrote that i was perpetuating the connotations of Colored. I denied it.

    But it’s a matter of actions. You are adding ‘coloured’ to ‘People of Colour’ when that’s not what the term in its current iteration means (if any iteration ever meant that), then dismissing a term some people who fit under that acronym find…[Read more]

  • i am not perpetuating anything. Lucky if there are 37 humans who know my opinion.

    This isn’t about knowing your opinion. It’s about overriding what a word means with something you want to insert into it—something that isn’t there if it ever was.

    You want Privileged/Nonprivileged? That is better than White and POC.

    It isn’t because it’s n…[Read more]

  • I am not making it about what White people think. History does that. Current events do that. And the term itself stupidly and incredibly perpetuates the second class and subordinate connotations of Colored.

    You are perpetuating the connotations of ‘colored’, here in this thread. Millions of other people have been able to use…[Read more]

  • The intentions in adding PO were good i assume. But that does not rectify the mistake.

    This carries the presumption of a mistake as opposed to a conscientious decision. None of the terminology around skin colour ever made much sense. Though colour is not the worst descriptive here seeing as ‘white’ skin in European populations…[Read more]

  • We owe most of these people an enormous amount of gratitude for helping advance humanism. That is why many on that list have become abysmal disappointments. I agree the author has gone a little overboard in the article but his general conclusion is quite fair. It’s rich how some of these guys have called out religions for unfair d…

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  • People of color is just an ugly expansion of the former racist label, Coloreds; it is a euphemism or apology for pigment that offends Whites. And it is strictly from the vantage or perspective of Whites who only see color in others and not in themselves.

    BIPOC and POC are preferred and self-adopted terms for many individuals and…[Read more]

  • These goddamn white atheist pseudo intellectuals on their high hobby horses won’t even take their coffee black!

    At a minimum, some of them are definitely expecting to be given a little sugar.


    One of the changes in terminology over recent decades has been increased emphasis on personhood. Much of terminology has been adapted to explicitly use either the term ‘person’ or ‘people’.  The ‘people’ in ‘people of colour’ emphasizes that we are talking about people. The ‘colou…[Read more]

  • The 90% energy consumption figure is interesting, though I am not sure if it means total national per capita expenditure or individual household consumption.

    I doubt I could currently lower my energy consumption by that much just within my household without the entire building being redesigned for better passive temperature control, and better…[Read more]

  • I’m not that well read on it. I just picked up two books recently by Indigenous authors.

    21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph


    Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival by Bev Sellars

    I’ve started on the first book just yesterday, but am not far in yet.

    There is also a free online course from the University…[Read more]

  • Yeah. Compulsory enrolment and attendance often breaks down closer to this:

    It creates a responsibility for the state to make sure education resources are available.

    It creates a responsibility for parents, guardians, and custodians to ensure their children receive an education of a minimal standard.

    It creates an entitlement of children and…[Read more]

  • Autumn,

    i) My parents had the right to decide where I went to school as well as whether or not I was home-schooled, or went to public, private, or a separate school board (e.g. Catholic school, but let’s not open that can of worms at the moment).

    Under compulsory attendance laws, your parents only had the privilege to d…

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  • If Canada has compulsory attendance laws for non-Indigenous children as well as Indigenous, the fact that none of that happened to you is strictly the coincidental whims of the State.


    i) My parents had the right to decide where I went to school as well as whether or not I was home-schooled, or went to public, private, or a separate…[Read more]

  • The case involved Brandi Levy, who was removed from the junior varisty cheerleading team at Mahanoy Area High School in 2017 after she posted a “snap” on Snapchat with a photo of her and a friend with their middle fingers extended accompanied by the text “fuck school fuck softball fuck cheer fuck everything.” The snap was created and posted…

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  •  A community football team, a charity, a theatre group, a small company, a large company would all sanction a member/employee who did this.

    But at the end of the day, this is a public school, not any of the above. It’s not a voluntary organization. While the specific activity was extra curricular, schools shouldn’t be able to decided who gets to…[Read more]

  • In 1998, an African American parent in Arizona filed suit to block her child’s school from assigning Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and a short story by William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily.” Both works used the N-word, the parent noted, and Black students would suffer psychological injuries in reading them.

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  • It’s raised as an issue in just about every sport including team sports—rugby in particular. Though the specific issue raised with rugby was safety rather than advantage. Ordinarily it doesn’t dominate headlines when the point of contention is team sports, perhaps because it’s not as useful as a wedge issue.

    Also, the numerous states in the US t…[Read more]

  • We had that one cold day three years ago, so yeah, so much for global warming. It’s just like that one guy who died because of his seatbelt. I think his name was Jim. So much for seatbelts being safe.

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