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What does POC stand for?

POC stands for Person of Color

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Rose, who runs a local student drop-out prevention program, was supported by a number of labor groups, and had she won, would have been the first person of color elected to office in the borough.
Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born during slavery, but was a free person of color.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NOT THAT RACE MATTERS HERE AT THE TIMES, BUT IT'S GREAT TO SEE A PERSON OF COLOR GETTING AHEAD, THIS COLIN POWELL INTERRACIAL LOVE NEST STORY IS DY-NO-MITE
This book relates the stories of two remarkable men: Andre Calloux, a slave-born Creole who became a free person of color, an artisan, and a Civil War hero; and Claude Paschal Maistre, a white priest who was "the only Catholic cleric in New Orleans to publicly advocate abolition and equal rights for blacks" (95).
The Chicks examine such factors as The Brotha Rule: how soon the black male character dies; STS, or Spot the Spot: finding the lone person of color in a film; and most important, The Black Factor: the commentary on relevance to black culture, history or sociology.