Here’s a Much-Needed History Lesson on the Origins of the Term ‘Women of Color’

Have you ever wondered where the term “women of color” came from? Have you mistakenly assumed that it was created by white people? Are you unsure about how you feel about it?

Check out this awesome video where Loretta Ross gives a history lesson on how it came to be, what it really means, and why it’s so important.

Let us know if you use it – and why or why not.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Loretta Ross is a nationally-recognized women’s rights and human rights leader and expert on women’s issues and racism. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this transforms social change. She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator, from 2005 to 2012, of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a network of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement. You can check her out at her website and on Twitter @lorettajross.