“It would be appropriate for NAACP to pay more attention to the modern meaning of ‘colored people’.”

Latest in a series of posts about the Bethlehem Police

ref: “The study does not help us to understand the experiences of people of color” (plus, Gadfly adds his two-cents)”

Gadfly:

It would be appropriate for NAACP to pay more attention to the modern meaning of ‘colored people’. The case of Mendez v. Westminster School District in 1945 laid the foundation for later civil rights decisions that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education. When César Chavez & Dolores Huerta organized the United Farmworkers Union in the late 60s, they not only benefited the primarily Latinx farmworkers, they benefited all who were exploited on the basis of race or skin color.

We all need to remember that the term ‘White’ is a construct for uniting people against BIPOC. It is used to unite people who are mostly of European descent against others, and even manages to include those who were formerly excluded (such as Jews & Italians) to create a dominant majority.

Peter Crownfield

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