Diversity talk highlights anti-Blackness and Black erasure within the LGBTQIA+ community

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The umbrella term ‘person of color’ can be a show of solidarity, but it should not be used to erase Black ancestors and institutions from multicultural and white-dominated queer spaces. by Sumiko Saulson The term “person of color” as an umbrella has a place in the conversation about racism but should not be used to erase Blackness nor make room for anti-Black apologist rhetoric in white and multicultural spaces. Both the labels POC and Black are political affinity groups; we work in concert and separately. This is a political practice akin to gerrymandering (establishing a political adva...