Definition of People of color

1. Noun. A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks).

Exact synonyms: Color, Colour, People Of Colour
Generic synonyms: Race
Member holonyms: Person Of Color, Person Of Colour

Definition of People of color

1. Noun. (plural of person of color) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of People Of Color

peony family
people's army
people's mic
people's microphone
people-first language
people carrier
people carriers
people mover
people movers
people of color (current term)
people of colour
people of size
people people
people person
people pleaser
people pleasers
people skills

Literary usage of People of color

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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"Yet Troup's fears were very real, and were intensified a few months later by the action of the American Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color ..."

2. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1824)
"The Sixth Annum Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States ; with an Appendix. Washington City, 1823. ..."

3. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"ADMISSION OP OREGON AND KANSAS. Oregon frames a constitution. — Excludes free people of color. — Bill for admission reported in the House. — Adverse report. ..."

4. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves by George Washington Williams (1883)
"FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION or THK people of color" HELD AT PHILADELPHIA. ... The First Annual Convention of the People of Color" was held in Philadelphia from ..."

5. Sinfulness of American Slavery: Proved from Its Evil Sources; Its Injustice by Charles Elliott (1851)
"EFFECTS OF SLAVERY ON THE FREE people of color IN THE UNITED STATES. 1. THE diversities of men, as to color, stature, and a variety of other circumstances, ..."

6. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"2, placed people of color, who were the former victims of the slave laws, under permanent disabilities as electors, by requiring a special qualification as ..."

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