POC <> Always = Asian American && Maybe We Need Something New?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

My random thought for a late Sat night is that sometimes we might get lumped into POC and other times POC is specific to Black Americans because as we know, many times the conversations just aren't inclusive of Asian Americans.

I think lately I've just been thinking to myself that while people use POC - a lot of times - speaking of the mainstream - they really just mean Black - sometimes Latino - but a lot of times Black - and while I have no issues (obviously) with communities tackling the racism and injustices of Black Americans - sometimes I wish people would just say African Americans/Black Americans because that's who they're really referring too (and sometimes it feels like people are too scared to say Black Americans - like somehow it's easier to say POC instead).

In that way sometimes it doesn't feel genuine to use POC as a descriptor because many times we're not included in the mainstream version of POC.

Guess that's it for now.

Back to strawberries and cream.