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women of color

I don't like it when people oversimplify grand issues and start talking crazy. Like when people say that they support family values and then think its ok for women to pump breastmilk in a bathroom stall because they don't want to inconvenience small business owners by requiring them to provide sanitary facilities.

ok, I may have another problem that's creeping into my point here. but here is what I really want to say.

Does anyone else find it odd that "Women of Color" refers to African, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Latina and Pacific Island heritages?

It really does, just try googling it and looking at the women of color organizations that exist. I imagine that it used to refer to women of african american heritage, but then they had to extend the definition to reflect our increasingly multi-cultural society.

but seriously.. why don't they just call it "women who aren't ethnically white"?

ok, that's obviously not my real question. My real question is why won't they help all women, regardless of skin tone? Last I checked, life can really suck for anybody.

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