Description: This workshop brought a timely discussion of racial terminology, the generalization of minoritized racial identities in conversation and research, and the use of the terms BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and POC (People of Color). Presenters:
- discussed social, political, and cultural implications of racial and ethnic naming and grouping within White dominant systems.
- unpacked the complexities of intersectional racialized identity within higher education.
- explored how the acronyms (BIPOC and POC) give voice and access to minoritized racial groups.
- outlined how to utilize the acronyms (BIPOC and POC) as a tool of erasure and/or avoidance of specific racialized identities.
- worked toward understanding the pervasiveness of systemic oppression which relies on positional power via proximity to Whiteness and the perpetuation of anti-Blackness.
Panelist(s): Sachet Watson, Renson Madarang