Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Colbert makes fun of a republican representative who said what crosses my mind every time I hear the phrase "person of color":

Yes, I know, language. Usage. Metonymy, I guess? Semantic shifts. But still, the phrase for me is a never-ending source of bewilderment about how the society came to speak words that imply that strongly pigmented people have "color", and weakly pigmented people don’t.

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