“Women of Color is not a biological designation. It is a solidarity definition. A commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed women of color who have been minoritized. It is a term that has a lot of power.”
Loretta J. Ross (“Women of Color” Phrase Origin, n.d.)
Women of color refers to a diverse group of women who identify with various race and ethnic backgrounds. The term recognizes the intersection of their race and gender identities, highlighting the unique challenges they may face. Women of color often encounter systemic inequalities, prejudice, and discrimination based on both race and gender.
Understanding and addressing these intersectional issues are essential to promoting inclusivity and equity. By acknowledging their experiences and contributions, we can work towards creating a more just and equal society that respects the rights and perspectives of all women of color, regardless of their specific backgrounds.
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“Women of Color” Phrase Origin. (n.d.). Women of Colour Australia. Retrieved August 4, 2023, from https://womenofcolour.org.au/the-origin-of-the-phrase-women-of-color/