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BIPOCBIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour.

Pronounced “by-pock”, it is a term specific to the United States and refers to black, indigenous, and other people of colour. It aims to emphasise the historical oppression of black and indigenous people and demonstrate solidarity between communities of colour.

The term has started to appear in the UK but, says Chardine Taylor Stone @ChardineTaylor, "BIPOC makes no sense in the UK because the I is for indigenous Americans. Indigenous in the UK is a White British person. Let's not just import USA terms without thinking about what they mean."

The BIPOC Project | USA
Person of color | Wikipedia

Why we use BIPOC | YMCA Seattle | USA | 6 Apr 2022
Why the term “BIPOC” is so complicated, explained by linguists | Vox | 30 Jun 2020

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