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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Advice To Benedict Cumberbatch

As per the Mail.

In a statement, British anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card said the term 'colored' is now outdated and has the potential to cause offence.

It said:
"Benedict Cumberbatch has highlighted a very important issue within the entertainment industry and within society.

Appropriate terminology differs from country to country; for example, we know that in some countries the term 'colored' is still widely used, and that in the US the term 'people of color' is quite common.

The lack of representation of people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds within certain industries in the UK is an issue which needs addressing.

We are pleased that Benedict has spoken out in support of more appropriate representation and of the views of actors and campaigners like Lenny Henry.

In doing so, he has also inadvertently highlighted the issue of appropriate terminology and the evolution of language.

Show Racism the Red Card feel that the term 'colored' is now outdated and has the potential to cause offence due to the connotations associated with the term and its historical usage.

Appropriate terminology differs from country to country; for example, we know that in some countries the term 'colored' is still widely used, and that in the US the term 'people of color' is quite common.

During our work with young people in schools throughout England, we discuss appropriate language to use when describing people of different skin colors and backgrounds and explain why the term 'colored' is no longer the best way to describe someone."

In the US and in Britain, 'colored' was widely used until the 1960s, when it fell out of favour and was replaced by 'blacks' and 'people of color.'

The term 'colored' is now widely regarded as offensive, except when talking about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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1 comment:

  1. He was misquoted - he said 'coloured'.

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