BIPOC is an acronym for “Black, Indigenous and People Of Color”.
It used to describe all racially oppressed groups in one word, by anti-racism activists.
Black people, indigenous people and other people of color are not treated equal to white people in white communities.
The BIPOC activists aim to tear down systematic racism and white supremacy, by giving BIPOC people a voice.
Origin of the term
The acronym started out as “POC”, meaning “People Of Color”, but as people realized it does not include all racially oppressed groups, they changed it into “BIPOC”.
It was created out of necessity by anti-racism activism, that has grown significantly in the last few decades.
Even though black and white segregation came to an end in America in the 60’s, the society and government is up to this day giving unfair and unequal treatment to the minorities.
This, along with the general racism in the white society, has forced the minorities, BIPOC, to come together and end it once and for all.
Spread of the term
The word is used by activists to unify all oppressed groups under one acronym.
“The BIPOC Project” is an organisation especially focusing on giving BIPOC people power, and confidence in fighting against racism and white supremacy.
- The BIPOC Project – Official Website