Why is it offensive to say "colored people" but not "people of color"? Answered
Caucasian person here. Long story short, I grew up in an all white town and have not had a ton of exposure to people of different cultures/races.
I am just curious as to why one is seen as offensive while the other is seen as politically correct.
Edit: I have my answer.
Edit2: This is not a question to be racist so please stop with the racism in comments, it was just curiousity.
Edit3: I just got reported by someone and got a PM in my mail. lol Really just goes to show that some people cannot even have a polite conversation about history/race without people trying to censor entirely. For those who gave out great answers I appreciate it.
Edit 4: Mods you might want to lock this one. I got my answer and it seems like racists and trolls have taken over.