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http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/opinions/colored-people-and-ab...

How do you refer to what i would term 'black' people, I grew up in an era where 'black' was not necessarily offensive, in fact, it was the norm for describing people of African descent. What did you grow up calling them, that was politically correct at the time?
 
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Usually their nationality, but if they insist on being "black British" or whatever "black".
 
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If one has to refer to skin color, then black is the norm here.
 
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In the U.S.A., many federal forms, state forms (i.e., government forms) do ask for your race. White skin color is typically referred to as Caucasian, but it has been awhile since I've seen what they call 'blacks' on government forms. I am simply not sure what is the current politically correct term for them, apparently, judging from the article, it's not 'colored people'.
 
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I grew up calling such folks of African descent "black".

My grandmother, being a white Floridian, had a much less nice term (it started with 'n') for those folks, which she used for example to criticize my English mom (new to the ways of 1960s rural Florida) for daring to have a pleasant conversation with a black lady.

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What do I call coloured people?

"Teletubbies"


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I use the term black, sometimes I use African American. I will call someone whatever term they want but I am tired of it changing. I can't keep all this political correctness straight.
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Even in America I never adopted the term African-American for black people because lots of Africans are not black. Non-black Africans are not just descendants of Europeans either. For example Berbers are not black but have lived in Africa since ancient times.
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People of color -- colored people. I'm white so I don't get the difference. Besides I just call them jungle bunnies or nigras*

*--That one always brings a laugh.
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AdrianPHague wrote:
What do I call coloured people?

"Teletubbies"




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I have always used the term "black" unless I know the person directly. Then I call them "Joe" or "Maurice" or "LeBron".

I think the whole idea of being afraid to use the term "black" instead of "African-American" results in newspapers not checking their "autocorrect" and printing things like "African-American South African"
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When I was in grad school in America, a South African acquaintance was asked in front of me if there were African-Americans in South Africa. He replied, "No, but there are an awful lot of black people."
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Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.

Blacks tend to have a great variety of color (mostly some form of brown), but definitely not a lack of color.
 
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/opinions/colored-people-and-ab...

How do you refer to what i would term 'black' people, I grew up in an era where 'black' was not necessarily offensive, in fact, it was the norm for describing people of African descent. What did you grow up calling them, that was politically correct at the time?


"Black" or perhaps "negro".

Usually it's just "hey you".


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qzhdad wrote:
Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.…

No, black means black. It's a color.
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whac3 wrote:
qzhdad wrote:
Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.…

No, black means black. It's a color.


Depends on the level of science your wishing to apply. Colloquially it's a colour. But in terms of the spectrum its the absence thereof. According to my art classes, it's unnatural in nature and your really just getting very very dark shades of other colours, I believe there's a comment that actual black will stand out at night vs the darker tones and not as stealthy.
 
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I have always used the term "black" unless I know the person directly. Then I call them "Joe" or "Maurice" or "LeBron".


I beat Sean gets real tired of you doing that to him.
 
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whac3 wrote:
qzhdad wrote:
Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.…

No, black means black. It's a color.


Depends on the level of science your wishing to apply. Colloquially it's a colour. But in terms of the spectrum its the absence thereof. According to my art classes, it's unnatural in nature and your really just getting very very dark shades of other colours, I believe there's a comment that actual black will stand out at night vs the darker tones and not as stealthy.

True but I don't think a description of skin color can be understood as anything but a color.
 
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draxx01 wrote:
whac3 wrote:
qzhdad wrote:
Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.…

No, black means black. It's a color.


Depends on the level of science your wishing to apply. Colloquially it's a colour. But in terms of the spectrum its the absence thereof.


So if I apply lots of science, then I can achieve being truly color-blind? Awesome! Sensitivity.... ACHIEVED!
 
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abadolato01 wrote:
How do you refer to what i would term 'black' people?


By their names.
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abadolato01 wrote:
How do you refer to what i would term 'black' people?


By their names.

That must be exhausting in discussions of the social effects of race on large demographics.
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/opinions/colored-people-and-ab...

How do you refer to what i would term 'black' people, I grew up in an era where 'black' was not necessarily offensive, in fact, it was the norm for describing people of African descent. What did you grow up calling them, that was politically correct at the time?


Mr. Tibbs. Well that's what one of them liked to be called anyway.
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whac3 wrote:
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qzhdad wrote:
Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.…

No, black means black. It's a color.


Depends on the level of science your wishing to apply. Colloquially it's a colour. But in terms of the spectrum its the absence thereof. According to my art classes, it's unnatural in nature and your really just getting very very dark shades of other colours, I believe there's a comment that actual black will stand out at night vs the darker tones and not as stealthy.

True but I don't think a description of skin color can be understood as anything but a color.


and brown is the color of the skin of black people, right? Not black.

And I am surprised as a physicist that you consider black a color. Where exactly on the spectrum does it fall?
 
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qzhdad wrote:
whac3 wrote:
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whac3 wrote:
qzhdad wrote:
Although black is such a bad word (as pointed out by, I believe, Piers Anthony in one of his books) because black means lack of color.…

No, black means black. It's a color.


Depends on the level of science your wishing to apply. Colloquially it's a colour. But in terms of the spectrum its the absence thereof. According to my art classes, it's unnatural in nature and your really just getting very very dark shades of other colours, I believe there's a comment that actual black will stand out at night vs the darker tones and not as stealthy.

True but I don't think a description of skin color can be understood as anything but a color.


and brown is the color of the skin of black people, right? Not black.

And I am surprised as a physicist that you consider black a color. Where exactly on the spectrum does it fall?

You're confusing colors of light and of dyes and pigments. They're not the same. That's why they have different sets of primary colors.
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