Imma say it one last time for the folks in the back:
It isn't "blacks." Do not say "blacks." It's racist. It's antiblack as fuck and it is a giant red flag. We are a people. We are human beings.
Black *people*. Black *person*.
If I see it, you will be blocked on sight and I will suggest others do the same.
@guerrillarain ok so i'm walking a thin line here, about... whitesplaining? some terminology but i hope it works because i come from a different cultural background: language and context differs, so i hope we all take the effort to be slightly charitable to non-USA people.
For example, when i first heard PoC heard as a term i thought it was racist as fuck; i've known people from south africa and here in the netherlands and calling someone anything remotely close to "coloured person" is a huge red flag, but in the US it's one of the more preferred terms. (bc instead of using it as it is in the US, as a uniting term for non-white oppressed people, it's used as an oppressing term from white people)
here the translation for 'blacks' has the same connotation though... i guess what i'm trying to say is i agree 100% but with an international audience a bit of charity might go a long way.
ofc let me know if i ever fuck anything like this up.
@MutualityWSDEs you should ask internet about this but briefly: one was coined by white people and one wasn't
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