Since BeeEllEm became big again last year, they and their journo symps started trying to popularize the term ‘BIPOC’, an acronym (not just an abbreviation which many idiots sometimes mislabel as acronyms, but an honest-to-God actual pronounceable acronym forming a word), which stands for ‘Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour’; a classification that appears to be a way of bringing Latinos and East Indians and whoever else has darker skin (Middle Easterners? Australian aborigines?), under one umbrella; as if it made sense somehow to lump them all together. In the U.K., an alternate acronym, BAME, has become popularized – it stands for ‘Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern’ – again, not a natural grouping, one would think.
And in recent times, what with WuFlu and the massage parlour massacre, and the sudden astroturfed #StopAsianHate movement, progs started referring to ‘AAPI’, an abbreviation (never heard it pronounced like an acronym) which stands for ‘Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’. Why Pacific Islanders are lumped in with Asian Americans, I cannot fathom.
The only thing I can think is these grouping together of different peoples with little obvious connection to each other, apart from being racial and/or ethnic minorities in the West, is to support The Narrative of Bad Whitey, rayciss against all, equally oppressing all others.
It reminds me a bit of how neocon Dubya lumped North Korea, Iran, and Iraq together into an ‘Axis of Evil’, as if any of those three countries had anything to do with each other. The only difference being, whereas W. sought to demonize them all together as a threat to ‘Merica!, the progs seek not to demonize those lumped together, but to label them ‘victimized’ by whites, who are thus collectively demonized…