By Jim Bowman
This has had my shorts in a bunch for some time. If I can say people of color, why can't I say colored people?
WHY YOU SHOULDN'T REFER TO PEOPLE OF COLOR AS "COLORED PEOPLE"
Grammatically, "colored people" is undeniably more economical than "people of color." Yet for reasons that remain mysterious and entirely unexplained, modern leftist speech police have forbidden the former term as they champion the latter.
White actor Benedict Cumberbatch spoke (sympathetically, empathetically, charitably) of "black actors" and had to apologize grovelingly.
I'm devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done.
Called himself "an idiot," did he?
The only question that remains is whether you think he's an idiot for using the term "colored" or for apologizing.
Who, me? Well. Really . . . I will say, this kind of talk makes me nervous, Know what I mean?
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