A term sometimes used to describe non-white people, usually as an alternative to saying minorities. It's literally the same thing as saying "colored people", but somehow it's okay because the syntax is changed.
Joel: Hey man, what's a good synonym for "minorities"?
Marcus: How about "people of color"?
Joel: That sounds a lot like "colored people", I dunno if that's okay...
Marcus: Nah fam, I just switched the order, so it's totally fine. Besides, I'm black, and you know black people can't be racist.
by Roger Ramirez December 16, 2016
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Pinko, PC or Bolshevik term for all non-white minorities, lumped together and viewed as cannon fodder for some revolution or voting cattle for the Democrat party. See diversity.
The speaker said, "We need to make certain that people of color are well-represented on the Board of Directors."
by octopod January 24, 2004
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Odd term as 60 years ago it was racist and used to divide whites from all other skin colors but is used today by especially liberals to once again divide whites from all other skin colors.
For some reason people of color is acceptable today despite Jim Crow
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People of African descent usually always having brown to black skin tone unless albino
Growing up in the rural south “people of color” are not brought home to the dinner table.
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People who are not black : non black People Usually white people because they have Different hair and eye Colors
People of color are so Annoying!
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A racial slur that refers to "people of color."
And if his moral weakness can be contrasted with a succession of noble people of color, including a madonna-like illegal Salvadoran immigrant, a lusty black preacher, a "reformed" gang leader and a prejudice-battling Vietnamese Legal Aid attorney, then you have a show that is p.c. to a fault.
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