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6/25/2020 at 7:22:47 PM GMT
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Where Did BIPOC Come From?

By Sandra E. Garcia--

"Black Americans have been called by many names in the United States. African-American, Negro, colored and the unutterable slur that rhymes with bigger. In recent weeks, as protests against police brutality and racism have flooded the streets and social media, another more inclusive term has been ascribed to the population: BIPOC.

The acronym stands for "black, Indigenous and people of color." Though it is now ubiquitous in some corners of Twitter and Instagram, the earliest reference The New York Times could find on social media was a 2013 tweet.


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Sandra E. Garcia, "Where Did BIPOC Come From?" The New York Times (June 17, 2020):


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