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Why Using the Term "Women of Color" Erases Black Women

8 days ago   |   By Pop Sugar

While well-intentioned, the term women of color erases the nuanced and lived experiences of Black women in America. In a call to be more specific in language when speaking about social issues, we must stop using the umbrella term when specifically talking about Black women, as it dilutes the institutional racism that Black girls and women face. From maternal medicine to police brutality, the intersectional journey of Black women must be named if we are ever going to address why Black women are treated as both the shield and the target within society - i.e. used for diversity purposes but...
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