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Is "white" a word describing a colour?
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Yes.
AnonymousIs "white" a word describing a colour?
Yes, and this is it: WHITE

CJ
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Some people argue that white is not a colour (http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/are-black-and-white-colors ), but most of us believe that it is.
When we decided to paint our living-room white some years ago, my wife explained to me that there are different shades of white.

Clive
CliveYes.
Thanks for the reply.

If so, then why in journalistic jargon there are communities of colour that include all except the white people who seem to be colourless.
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AnonymousIf so, then why in journalistic jargon there are communities of colour that include all except the white people who seem to be colourless.
Could you give an example of this?
AnonymousIf so, then why in journalistic jargon there are communities of colour that include all except the white people who seem to be colourless.
The use of "white" and "colour" to describe racial types is a different question. "coloured" people (the term is now dated and may be offensive) or "people of colour" (not sure whether this is offensive to anyone) excludes white people, but this does not mean that white is not a colour in the ordinary sense.
fivejedjon AnonymousIf so, then why in journalistic jargon there are communities of colour that include all except the white people who seem to be colourless.Could you give an example of this?
Yes, I've heard a lot of that on the radio where journalists described the protesting community of black people in Ferguson (USA) as one of colour (or color in American spelling).

Anyway, I've Gooled-out the phrase "community of color" and got 286,000,000 results.
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