Minorities have been given many names throughout history. In most cases, they were insensitive or unapproved words that mocked our culture. But in recent years, with the many protests and social activism, minorities are given a more inclusive acronym: BIPOC.What does BIPOC mean?
BIPOC [buy-pock] stands for “Black, Indigenous, [and] People of Color.” The acronym first appeared in 2013, and in 2020 "POC" and "BIPOC" became national terms. After the murder of George Floyd, people began advocating for civil and human rights for Black people in America. Eventually, this led to advocating for mental health and participating in protests.
There is a common misconception that BIPOC is synonymous with Black people or Black Americans.
That’s not the case.
Even though BIPOC became popular during the Black Lives Matter movement, the acronym is used to highlight various ethnicities, races, and nationali…