@guerrillarain ok so i'm walking a thin line here, about... whitesplaining? some terminology but i hope it works because i come from a different cultural background: language and context differs, so i hope we all take the effort to be slightly charitable to non-USA people.

For example, when i first heard PoC heard as a term i thought it was racist as fuck; i've known people from south africa and here in the netherlands and calling someone anything remotely close to "coloured person" is a huge red flag, but in the US it's one of the more preferred terms. (bc instead of using it as it is in the US, as a uniting term for non-white oppressed people, it's used as an oppressing term from white people)

here the translation for 'blacks' has the same connotation though... i guess what i'm trying to say is i agree 100% but with an international audience a bit of charity might go a long way.

ofc let me know if i ever fuck anything like this up.

@joop @guerrillarain There is a *huge* difference between "c* people" and "People of Color". I guess it is because the latter is a self-definition, not a label from someone else.
Pro-Tipp: Ask people (any persons, really) how they would like to be called and stick to it. It is that easy.


@carl @joop @guerrillarain

And I think, don't give them an argument and 'walk a thin line of whitesplaining' when they inform you, after first asking for their charity.


i try to learn, but i'm not deluded enough to think i won't fuck up at some point.

and i guess i'm a little sensitive to (small) differences in varying contexts because of weird experiences i've had.

but you're right, if someone informs me it's proooooobably best to assume they know more about themselves than i do ;)

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