Code Switch

Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'P.O.C.'?

38:18 | Sep 30th

4 recommendations

Critiques of the initialism — and the popularization of the term "BIPOC" — caused us to ask: Should we retire POC? Or is there use in it yet?...Show More


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jennx recommended:Nov 11th

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking

sophie.stoddard recommended:Nov 5th

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

mm recommended:Nov 1st

POC? BIPOC? BILPOC? BILA? Non-whites?!? Super interesting background into the terms and whether they advance or take away from the purpose.

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

rosaguac recommended:Oct 31st

if y'all needed a brief history lesson into the term 'poc' / 'bipoc' and the failures of categorization, highly rec this episode by codeswitch! made me really think about the burden that non-white folks have to affirm their identities in a world where whiteness is a given. also, what does it mean ...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

mmNov 1st

@rosaguac Super interesting episode. Thanks for the recommendation! I wonder if Canada is a bit further ahead than states on these terms because BIPOC has already been pretty common usage for years now (at least in the circles I run in).

rosaguacNov 2nd

@mm whoa I had no idea!!! I always feel like Canada’s always a step ahead with the adoption of progressive terms/policies than the states.

mitraNov 4th

@mm totally. Though I didn’t hear a conclusive answer of what the latest term to use. Are Asian people cool with BIPOC¿

mmNov 4th

@mitra BILA? BILAPOC? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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