An acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. This is a more recent term, with increasing usage in mainstream publications, developed to draw attention to the continued racialized terror of Black and Indigenous people within the term “POC”. BIPOC is used to promote visibility among Indigenous and Black people and to call attention to colonialism and anti-Blackness, which equates to the violent and murderous removal of Indigenous peoples from their homes and land and the chattel slavery and inhumane treatment of Black Americans which is built into the fabric of the United States of America.


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