Definition of POC

1 person/people of color (see color sense 12) Being a POC in Vermont has been lonely for me and the other Vermonters of color I've met. We've lived most our lives as the only ones; the only POC in our classes, the only POC in our extracurricular activities, the only POC (excluding family members) in our neighborhoods.— Kina Thorpe … many of our artists are POCs that felt excluded from Vancouver's electronic music scene, so we carved our own space.— Nancy Lee … donate proceeds to the many POC doing revolutionary work at various levels of the industry.— RJ Joseph

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“POC.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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