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Because White is blank...ever see a white crayon in the most common set of eight crayolas in a box?

Prime Colors...are any of them white?

When you mix white into other colors...is it the dominant color? For example, mix Red and White you get Pink...mix Blue and white you get a light blue, but it's still predominantly blue.

White paper...this forum color is White all other colors appear on it very well.

Every color except white has a hue...and white does not have a hue...

FYI, try to mix the other colors with Black and they will all stay predominantly Black...even if you added every color there is to it...still Black.

Black is the dominant color...every other color is its descendant including...white.

Hope this helps.
Pecan Pie says:

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"Black is the dominant color...every other color is its descendant including...white

If Black is the dominant color, and all the other shades including white are descendant, it seems to me only blacks should be called people of color, and all the other shades and races should be lumped in there with the whites. Thanks for your perspective

Kevin
What a predicament. I had a debate with an Asian person back in college about this. He went through the colors of the rainbow, saying that, "if you get all the colors of the rainbow and combined them in light, you get white light."

Then I rebutted, "But if you get those same colors of the rainbow in mix them together on a paint palette, you get the color black."

He was speechless after that.
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Originally posted by Pecan Pie:
Because White is blank...ever see a white crayon in the most common set of eight crayolas in a box?

Prime Colors...are any of them white?

When you mix white into other colors...is it the dominant color? For example, mix Red and White you get Pink...mix Blue and white you get a light blue, but it's still predominantly blue.

White paper...this forum color is White all other colors appear on it very well.

Every color except white has a hue...and white does not have a hue...

FYI, try to mix the other colors with Black and they will all stay predominantly Black...even if you added every color there is to it...still Black.

Black is the dominant color...every other color is its descendant including...white.

Hope this helps.


Works for me! appl
Pecan Pie

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Because White is blank...ever see a white crayon in the most common set of eight crayolas in a box?

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Every color except white has a hue...and white does not have a hue...


Huey
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He went through the colors of the rainbow, saying that, "if you get all the colors of the rainbow and combined them in light, you get white light."


These are all interesting facts concerning the color white, (and I am sure we can come up with just as many interesting facts concerning the color black) but it doesn't negate the fact that white is still a color.
So why do we allow white folks an exemption of the lable "person of color" when they have just as much of a color as anybody else?

Kevin
People of Color is a political term. One step away from using the word "colored people" and to not call people what their ethnic background truly is. Politcally speaking, not all people of color have been treated as if they are one people of color nor do all people of color share the same culture, language or nation/continent of origin.
These are all interesting facts concerning the color white, (and I am sure we can come up with just as many interesting facts concerning the color black) but it doesn't negate the fact that white is still a color.
So why do we allow white folks an exemption of the lable "person of color" when they have just as much of a color as anybody else?---kevin

'Yemaya' mentions that 'People of Color' is a political term.

That is true.

More importantly, it is a societal term used to indicate those people who are not European.

Which is why...I, instead, use the term 'non-European'.

That is what is intended.

In the light spectrum, white light is what results when all the colors of light are combined.

Similarly, black is what results with the removal of colors of the spectrum.

The 'color game' is a major part of the system which binds Americans of unknown African ancestry.

The 'societal' color of 'white' was selected as the commonality to indicate all Americans who are European.

It is the only thing other than their race that they have in common.

They call their race 'the white race'.

Since you have chosen to offer a post about cocietal color, you should note that the ONLY societal color still prevailing in American society is 'black', and 'white'...,and sometimes...somtimes 'brown'.

What happen?

The reason is the 'black' and 'white' are the perceptions that both drive, and direct American society.


PEACE

Jim Chester
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Originally posted by kevin1122:

So why do we allow white folks an exemption of the lable "person of color" when they have just as much of a color as anybody else?


Personally, I don't see it as *allowing* White folks an exemption of the label. I see more as excluding them as part of the definition of a select group of other people ... other than them.

White may be a color, but it is exclusively the only one that's bland, devoid of hue, decolorized, plain, without characteristic tint, dull, lackluster, etc. All other 'colors' bring something different to the table.

I don't particularly like nor use the term "people of color", myself. But I do feel that I'm getting the better end of the deal by being fortunate enough to be on the + side of the descriptor (i.e., a person of color) .. than not.
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Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
These are all interesting facts concerning the color white, (and I am sure we can come up with just as many interesting facts concerning the color black) but it doesn't negate the fact that white is still a color.
So why do we allow white folks an exemption of the lable "person of color" when they have just as much of a color as anybody else?---kevin

'Yemaya' mentions that 'People of Color' is a political term.

That is true.

More importantly, it is a societal term used to indicate those people who are not European.

Which is why...I, instead, use the term 'non-European'.

That is what is intended.

In the light spectrum, white light is what results when all the colors of light are combined.

Similarly, black is what results with the removal of colors of the spectrum.

The 'color game' is a major part of the system which binds Americans of unknown African ancestry.

The 'societal' color of 'white' was selected as the commonality to indicate all Americans who are European.

It is the only thing other than their race that they have in common.

They call their race 'the white race'.

Since you have chosen to offer a post about cocietal color, you should note that the ONLY societal color still prevailing in American society is 'black', and 'white'...,and sometimes...somtimes 'brown'.

What happen?

The reason is the 'black' and 'white' are the perceptions that both drive, and direct American society.


PEACE

Jim Chester


Ah James, what a slippery slope that is! You have Spanish (Not Hispanic) people who are European but are very dark skinned that are classified as White. Then you have hispanic people who are very light-skinned, blond hair and blue eyes.
I have to futher state that White is also a political term & always has been. Because you have some brown skinned people, even some with a mixture of African, who are determined in this country to be White and are Non-European.
I'll state my point on this. The terms "People of Color (Colored People)" "White","Black", and "Hispanic" are political terms.
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Originally posted by MBM:
How about the rest of the world start calling white people "People Without Color"? 16


MBM, an issue of Science Magazine published in November 2005 (I think it is the week of 18 November 2005) has an original research article showing just that. The cover of the magazine has photos of multiple ethnicities represented.

The study was done on a small population of fish who had loss of color relative to control populations of the same species of fish. The authors isolated the variant gene responsible for the colorless appearance, found the human homologue, and then looked for the variant gene in humans. It showed up in Caucasians and is a homozygous recessive trait.
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Originally posted by Yemaya:
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Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
These are all interesting facts concerning the color white, (and I am sure we can come up with just as many interesting facts concerning the color black) but it doesn't negate the fact that white is still a color.
So why do we allow white folks an exemption of the lable "person of color" when they have just as much of a color as anybody else?---kevin

'Yemaya' mentions that 'People of Color' is a political term.

That is true.

More importantly, it is a societal term used to indicate those people who are not European.

Which is why...I, instead, use the term 'non-European'.

That is what is intended.

In the light spectrum, white light is what results when all the colors of light are combined.

Similarly, black is what results with the removal of colors of the spectrum.

The 'color game' is a major part of the system which binds Americans of unknown African ancestry.

The 'societal' color of 'white' was selected as the commonality to indicate all Americans who are European.

It is the only thing other than their race that they have in common.

They call their race 'the white race'.

Since you have chosen to offer a post about cocietal color, you should note that the ONLY societal color still prevailing in American society is 'black', and 'white'...,and sometimes...somtimes 'brown'.

What happen?

The reason is the 'black' and 'white' are the perceptions that both drive, and direct American society.


PEACE

Jim Chester


Ah James, what a slippery slope that is! You have Spanish (Not Hispanic) people who are European but are very dark skinned that are classified as White. Then you have hispanic people who are very light-skinned, blond hair and blue eyes.
I have to futher state that White is also a political term & always has been. Because you have some brown skinned people, even some with a mixture of African, who are determined in this country to be White and are Non-European.
I'll state my point on this. The terms "People of Color (Colored People)" "White","Black", and "Hispanic" are political terms.



yeah
Ah James, what a slippery slope that is! You have Spanish (Not Hispanic) people who are European but are very dark skinned that are classified as White. Then you have hispanic people who are very light-skinned, blond hair and blue eyes.
I have to futher state that White is also a political term & always has been. Because you have some brown skinned people, even some with a mixture of African, who are determined in this country to be White and are Non-European.
I'll state my point on this. The terms "People of Color (Colored People)" "White","Black", and "Hispanic" are political terms.---Yemaya

I began my responding post with:

'That is true'.

I would also note that, and as you know, the (political) term 'Colored People' is included in the (political) term 'People of Color', the reverse IS NOT true.

The political term 'Colored People' does not mean any people of color except Americans of unknown African ancestry.

ALL TERMS REGARDING COLOR ARE SOCIO-POLITICAL constructions.

kevin1122's opening question is significant.

Why is it when someone refers to a person of color, it is always all colors except white?

The answer is that the term applies to 'all colors except white', those who are had termed themselves 'white' wrote the societal rule into the societal color construction of the society.

Here is the sad irony.

We...in 'taking control' of the language applied to us confirmed the construction when we said, 'Yes, we are.'

We are 'black', and we are proud.

That was an unfortunate, but historically necessary to defend ourselves and our children.

The good news is that we STILL HAVE THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHORITY TO DEFEND OURSELVES.

WE CAN FURTHER DECLARE THAT OUR COLOR IS NOT 'WHO' WE, BUT RATHER ONLY A PART OF 'WHAT' WE ARE.

We are the 'masters of our fate', as it were.

We define who we are.

All discussions of color are ONLY intended distractions.


PEACE

Jim Chester

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