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Question: Is the word "colored" offensive when talking about people of color?

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when used to describe people of color..... offensive or no? I have a friend of mine who says it's not, and that it's a regional thing, and I think she's ignorant.  Like seriously, I live in GA, and the ONLY people that could get away with saying are 90 year old white people, and they're excused because they're old. (growing up when they did "colored" and "negro" were the nice terms)

I'm from NY and never heard anyone describe someone as colored. 

She's from IN and says "everyone" says it there, and that it's OK because she's never been corrected by anyone of color.


I'm surprised she hasn't had her ass kicked by now.

So, CM gods, what do YOU deem the word "colored"? Offensive or not?


by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:03 AM
I rarely use the word but I was raised to say it. We lived in a very small town and had very few blacks in our area. And idk I've always felt blacks was offensive also so I've used African Americans or people of color.

So far no one in NC has said anything.
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