February 24th, 2009

zhuge tenpou

Flow on, mighty noosphere

Bravecows afrai chimes in with what I was thinking about yesteday.

"I sometimes prefer "non-white people" to "people of colour" even though you could argue the former is problematic 'cos it lumps lots of different sorts of people into one category and defines them by reference to white people. That's only a translation of what I really mean, though. To my friends and me, we are the people. White people are the Mat Salleh, the ang moh, the whatever term you like to use. (Not that they aren't people, obvs. They're just the other people.)"

Is how it works in the fandoms I'm used to.
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