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See also: BIPoC


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Adaptation of POC. Appeared on social media circa 2013.[1]



BIPOC (plural BIPOC or BIPOCs)

  1. (neologism) Acronym of black, indigenous, or (other) person of color (singular) or black, indigenous, and (other) people of color (plural).
    Coordinate terms: BBIPOC, MOC, NBPOC, POC, QTBIPOC, WOC
    • 2015, Alyssa Teekah, This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like[1], Demeter Press, →ISBN:
      While BIPOC come disproportionately from immigrant, lower income social experiences, this cannot account for all people. [] The idea that all BIPOC know “what whiteness is about” presumes that all of us go through institutions in the same way and are aware in the same way.
    • 2017, Libby Chamberlain, Pantsuit Nation[2], page 149:
      Keep yourself educated on the issues, follow BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized groups' pages.
    • 2022 December 15, Madeline Howard, “The Influencers Are Not Alright”, in Women's Health[3]:
      There’s also a roughly 29 percent brand deal pay gap between white and BIPOC influencers, and that number expands to 35 percent when you look at just white and Black creators.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:BIPOC.


  1. ^ Sandra E. Garcia (2020 June 17) “Where Did BIPOC Come From?”, in New York Times:The acronym stands for “black, Indigenous and people of color.” Though it is now ubiquitous in some corners of Twitter and Instagram, the earliest reference The New York Times could find on social media was a 2013 tweet.