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The term ( people of color ) or ( colored people ) used in the US mainly in reference to non-white people living in the US. In my opinion the correct term that matches ( people of color ) is : ( colorless people).

This is simply because white is a color.  Have you ever gone to any paint shop and asked for a paint without color ? Have you ever found a color list or color menu that doesn't have white color among them ? Whenever a friend ask you what color you want to paint your room, do you say no-color or do you say white?.

So since white is a color, we can't talk about people of color and white people, because all people of God come with color. I am of the view that the phrase ( People of Color ) should be classified as a racial term and avoided.

I a wonder sometimes, the US is more than 200 years old, yet people are still identified by where they come from.  The greatness and the success engine of the US people and economy is that the people unit is the individual, not a group or race or specific culture. 

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Even the US democratic system has succeeded and indeed ideal for the same reason : the value is to the individual. To me it seems sometimes a paradox. US is the best country that values the individual, yet it is probably the only country where people are identified by original land or color. Even if your grand grand father born in the US, you are still Irish American or African American. Isn't it time to reconsider ?

The only alternative I can think of as a replacement to (white) and to stay away completely from colors, is to use, for example, Anglo-Saxon or European Americans or any other more appropriate term that keeps us away from colors.

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