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Adapation of POC, early 2010s.[1]



  1. Initialism of black, indigenous, and people of color.
    Coordinate terms: POC, MOC, WOC
    • 2017, Libby Chamberlain, Pantsuit Nation[2], page 149:
      Keep yourself educated on the issues, follow BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized groups' pages.
    • 2019, Maisie Hill, Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You, Bloomsbury Publishing (→ISBN), page 172:
      Tone policing is a tactic used by those with privilege to silence those who don't by focusing on the ‘tone’ of what is being said, rather than the actual content. It is when white people ask BIPOC to say what we're saying in a “nicer” way. []


  1. ^ Sandra E. Garcia (2020-06-17) , “Where Did BIPOC Come From?”, in New York Times[1]: “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.”