What is colored?

  • (noun): A United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive.
    Synonyms: colored person
    See also — Additional definitions below

Colored

Colored is a term once widely used in the United States to refer to black people (i.e., persons of sub-Saharan African ancestry; members of the "black race") and Native Americans. It should not be confused with the more recent term people of color, which generally refers to all "non-white peoples".

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Colored People (song) - Other Releases
... Various version of "Colored People" have appeared on several DC Talk official releases, including the band's greatest hits album Intermission ... A live version of "Colored People" was included on the 1997 live release Welcome to the Freak Show ... "Colored People" also appears on the compilation album WOW 1998 ...
Colored - History in America
... The term "colored" appeared in North America during the colonial era ... In 1851 an article in the New York Times referred to the "colored population". 1863, the War Department established the "Bureau of Colored Troops." The first 12 Census counts in the U.S ...
Scutiger (fungus) - General Characteristics
... scutiger genus are terrestrial, annual, and usually have simple, bright-colored, mesoporous hymenophores ... surface anoderm is variously decorated the context is usually white, but rarely colored, and is fleshy to tough—rigid and fragile when dry ... The Hymenium is porous, can be white or colored, and has thin-walled tubes The spores are smooth, or rarely echinulate and hyaline ...
List Of Amphibians Of Michigan - Frogs
... cricket frog Adults are approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and are colored brown or gray ... are 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.1 cm) long and colored gray, green or brown ... Hyla versicolor Gray tree frog Adults are 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.1 cm) long and colored gray, green or brown ...
Cream-colored Woodpecker
... The Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus) is a species of woodpecker native to South America, from Colombia and the Guianas to Peru, Bolivia, and the eastern part of Brazil, including a ... It is colored creamy yellow, except for the wingtips and tail, which are much darker ... It is not known how the Cream-colored Woodpecker nests, although it is believed that they nest in holes in trees ...

More definitions of "colored":

  • (adj): Having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination.
    Example: "Colored crepe paper"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
    Synonyms: coloured, colorful
  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"
    Synonyms: coloured, dark, dark-skinned

Famous quotes containing the word colored:

    If a liberal policy towards the late Rebels is adopted, the ultra Republicans are opposed to it; if the colored people are honored, the extremists of the other wing cry out against it. I suspect I am right in both cases.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Child with continuing cling issued his No in final fire,
    Kissed back the colored maid,
    Not wise enough to freeze or be afraid.
    Conscious of kindness, easy creature bond.
    Love had been handy and rapid to respond.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    I am a colored woman or a Negro woman. Either one is OK. People dislike those words now. Today these use this term African American. It wouldn’t occur to me to use that. I prefer to think of myself as an American, that’s all!
    Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)