Carolyn - posted on 12/19/2008 ( 22 moms have responded )
I can't stand it when people use the term .....colored. It stems back to when I was in high school. I had a social studies teacher who set a kid in my class on the right path. He told the boy that colored was not correct terminology and offensive because no one colored the black people. I find that a lot of older people in my community use this terminology because it's all they know. They think they will offend a black person if they say "the black man" so they say "the colored man" thinking they're being respectful. Many of my friends that are black also find this offensive. Just some food for thought.