RACIAL IDENTITY

Is ‘Colored’ an Important Distinction or Just Another Word for ‘Black’?

Like a fish out of water, language loses all its air, its meaning outside of its context

Allison Wiltz
7 min readNov 21, 2023

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What makes someone “Black” or “colored” cannot be measured definitively on a color-coded scale because race is a social construct, not a genetic…

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Allison Wiltz

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Momentum, Oprah Daily, ZORA, GEN, EIC of Cultured #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com https://ko-fi.com/allyfromnola