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re: From the perspective of a white male...
Posted by: borneback 06:20 pm EST 11/17/20
In reply to: From the perspective of a white male... - dramedy 05:23 pm EST 11/17/20

I am going to respond to you in a constructive way, because I feel like you are raising a valid question. The word "colored" is generally considered to be inappropriate to describe a Black or African American individual in modern context. However, here it is being used in an artistic context by an author of color. The word may have some important meaning in the context of the show or used to point out an important distinction. Also, many scholars believe the word "colored" is not in itself a racial slur, in the way the N-word is. It can certainly be a slur in certain contexts, but it has a more complex history. And Dramedy, no one is going to call you a racist for explaining that you went to see "Thoughts of a Colored Man" on Broadway and repeating the title. This is all about context, and I am sure everyone on this chat understands the distinction.
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