|The true people of color?|
Another reason for developing the term is that they wanted a phrase that would include all of humanity ("colored people" meant black people or people of mixed White and black descent) -- except for Whites. They felt they needed something that would exclude White people from the mass of humanity -- even though Whites are a tiny minority of the world's population (about 11-13%). So much for the good intentions of "the Left". They pay lip-service to concepts like "inclusiveness", "fairness", and "equality" but rarely practice it.
It's odd that they settled on "people of color" because Whites are the true people of color.
Technically, white is a totality of all color evenly mixed together and black is a complete absence of color. For example, in computer science if you're using hexadecimal encoding and you want to color something white, you would type "FFFFFF" which means use the maximum amount of each of the three primary colors: (FF) red, (FF) green, and (FF) blue. In comparison, if you want to make something appear black, you'd type "000000", in other words no red, no green, and no blue.
But you don't need science to prove this point, just look around you. Non-whites -- no matter where they're from in the world (Asia, Africa, the New World, etc.) -- have almost exclusively black hair, black eyes, and dark brown to blackish skin (unless there's a White admixture).
Whites, on the other hand, radiate a profusion of colors. They have hair that is black, brown, red, or blonde -- and every imaginable combination of those colors. The same is true of their eye-color. The eyes of European peoples can be blue or brown/black and everything in between -- green, pale brown, yellowish brown, etc. And of course, the same is true with skin-color. Whites have skin that ranges from as fair as ivory to dark olive and in every shade of those colors possible.
The next time you hear a "liberal" wax on about "people of color" you can smile secure in the knowledge that you've been inoculated against their brand of insipidity. Just know that they hate White people and be wary.