Why We Should Stop Using “POC”

Arié Moyal
3 min readMar 1, 2023
Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

In recent years, the term “POC” (people of color) has become increasingly popular as a catch-all term to refer to individuals who are not white. However, many people fail to realize that the term originated from slavery and was used as a euphemism for Blackness in places like Haiti, Barbados, and the American South. When non-Black people appropriate the term “POC,” they are erasing the specific experiences and struggles of Black people…

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Arié Moyal

#landback #freepalestine Founder of HugTrain / Speaker, trainer, thinker/ Autistic & disabled/ Jewish, racialised, Amazigh, autiqueer