I know millennials have this unique way of communicating. They like emojis, emoticons, and abbreviations, etc, anything to fly through the few nanoseconds that it actually takes to say the word.
Read/hear this very carefully...
I. AM. NOT. A. BIPOC.
First and foremost, I. AM. HUMAN!!!!
Not a "bipoc". If I hear that acronym being used by millennials (mostly) to refer to "Black, Indigenous People of Color" as a noun, somebody is going to get cussed slam out for having no manners. It's lazy!!!!
I. AM. HUMAN.
I. AM. BLACK.
I. AM. AFRICAN-DESCENDED.
SOMETIMES. I. AM. PROUD. ENOUGH. TO. SAY. I. AM. AFRICAN "AMERICAN".
BUT NEVER DO I CALL MYSELF A "BIPOC."
If you're in conversation, attending a meeting on Zoom or in-person and Black people are present, please do not be afraid to say "Black", "African American", "Geechee" or "Gullah Geechee".