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I too wouldn't call it a slur but it is pretty insulting both to all "people of color" and whiteys.
For them there darkies with their cornrows and origami, its saying they are all one group. Asians, Black, Arabians, Injuns, other Injuns, and everyone who isn't white is together and white people are separate from the other races, everyone but white people. Now I understand that probably not the intent, maybe, probably, but instead to just have a way of saying "non-white" without saying non-white which itself could be considering insulting by implying its white people and everyone else in classification.
And its imprecise. I am a person of color and that ain't just because the part of my family from Sicily had some jungle fever. Yesh white is technically not a color, its a shade, but my skin is kinda peach colored with the exception of my numerous scars and blemishes. I'm not white, I'm a colored person.
Going by that logic too them coal black black people aren't "of color" considering they are literally black and black ain't a color too. Neither is grey according to some sources, so I guess our visitors from Alpha Centauri staying at Area 51 aren't people of color either. Or people for that matter. Just like gingers.
This problem is just part of the problem that has been dicussed here before of arbitrarily lumping people together by limited factors, such as the example of lumping together a black NY businessman whos family came over here after slavery, a poor hoodrat who's family was picking dat cotton and some fresh off the boat African immigrant. Other then skin color, and even that will vary highly, they have little in common.