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A patronizing, wimpy, pansy-ass expression meaning a colored guy. White liberals invented the expression so colored guys would not be offended when people called them colored guys. If you said, "Hey, colored guy, get your lazy black ass off of my car," the colored guy would be offended and have his feelings hurt. So now, all good white liberals say, "Hey, person of color, get your employmentally challenged black backside off my car," the colored guy is not offended, and his feelings don't get hurt. Isn't that nice? Don't you wish you were a white liberal so you could be so nice to others?
Some no good person of color broke into my car and stole my AM radio.
by Delicious Tuna Wanda October 23, 2007
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Totally patronizing white liberal term for a colored guy, a spade cat, or a guy of color. This expression is a politically correct attempt to be insipid.
Lindsay, please hand this quarter to that unfortunate person of color.
by Bumkicker Slade April 30, 2005
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Any person who is not at least 7/8 white aka Indo-European or Caucasian, as long as the other 1/8 does not include black aka Sub-Saharan African. But may include East Asian and/or Native American aka Amerindian.

Any person who is not at least 15/16 white, if the other 1/16 includes black. Although the "one drop" rule includes any black ancestry, it is difficult to enforce after five generations, especially if the black ancestor is not straight maternal.

People of color include blacks, Asians, and Native Americans.
Homer Plessy was 1/8 black and therefore had to use "colored" facilities in the Segregated South. Mr. Plessy was a Person of Color.

Thomas Jefferson's slave concubine was 3/4 white, but since her maternal grandmother was black and a slave, she was also a black slave. The children that she bore with Jefferson were 7/8 white, but they were legally black slaves.

"Color" is rinsed after five generations if it is black and four generations if it is Asian and/or Native American.
by Texas Man August 25, 2016
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