BIPOC: The Hottest (Controversial) Word in Diversity?

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The BIPOC acronym has exploded in social media and in news stories.  But, what does BIPOC mean? And why is it one of the hottest (and controversial) words in diversity?

BIPOC Meaning

What does BIPOC stand for? BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, People of Color.

BIPOC (pronounced “Bye-Pock”) is intended to be used in place of “people of color” and is more inclusive of underrepresented groups, according to Cindu Thomas-George, an Experienced Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Advisor, and professor of Communication Studies.

In her YouTube video The Evolving Language of DEI: POC vs. BIPOC, Thomas-George gives a case for leaving “people of color”

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