Tet wrote:keera_envenomed wrote:People of colour is the term generally used these days.
It's all utter bollocks. Apparently "coloured people" is deemed offensive, but "people of colour" isn't. If you're going to be that petty about the language, then it's almost worth going out of my way to use the term you find offensive. I have no time for that sort of nonsense.
The words may be similar but the connotations are very different. "Coloured" was the term used during Apartheid and segregation to describe non-white people hence why it causes offense. It's really not that much effort to use a slightly different phrase to not be an arse.