I wish that people would stop using the term people of colour to describe minorities, and not just because it’s more of that PC bullshit I hate so much. I’m looking at things more from the angle that it just doesn’t make sense. Don’t even try arguing that it does, because quite simply, you’re wrong. And how can I be so sure that you’re wrong? Well, people of colour is a term invented and used by white people to describe everybody else. Only problem is, white is a colour. Therefore it stands to reason that every person in the world is a person of colour, meaning that it further follows that you are saying absolutely nothing and wasting your time by using the phrase.
Besides, if you’re having a conversation with somebody and you say that you talked to a person of colour today, the person is more than likely going to ask you what colour the guy was, meaning that you’ll have to say black anyway, because African American, unlike white, is not a colour. If you don’t believe me, go into a hardware store and look around for a can of white paint and a can of African American paint and see which one you find first. Actually if you’re ever looking for black paint, I want one of you to ask the guy at the counter to try to find you some African American paint just so you can watch him get all confused and call the manager.