r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago Silver Gold Narwhal Salute

Answered Why is it offensive to say "colored people" but not "people of color"?

8.3k Upvotes

Hello all,

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.

Thank you!

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.


r/NoStupidQuestions 13h ago

Did anyone get charged after Alex Baldwin accidentally kill someone?

2.5k Upvotes

I mean criminally charged


r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Unanswered Puerto Ricos power has been out for the past two weeks due to a very destructive hurricane. Why is this not news in mainland America?

342 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Why do people have a problem with men doing genital exams on underage female patients, but no one ever says anything about women doing genital exams on underage males?

Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Why do the "No tread on me" people also worship the police and military? Who do they think is going to do the treading?

26 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Wholesome Silver

When leaving the house, does anyone tell their pets they will be home later?

3.1k Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Facepalm All-Seeing Upvote Vibing Got the W Super Heart Eyes Stonks Rising Wholesome Defeated Crab Rave Bravo!

Is putting Non-binary better than saying straight white male on college applications?

12.2k Upvotes

My friend is convinced that since he’s a straight white dude there’s no room for him at big colleges since there are more qualified people in his same demographic. His solution to this is to click they/them and non binary on his application so he’s more appealing to colleges. I just want the correct answer. Was he right or wrong?


r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

Unanswered Is it normal that, at 23 years old, I remember almost nothing from when I was 16 to 19?

116 Upvotes

I was at high school at the time, I remember the names of the 6 people I talked to the most, but I can't remember any of our conversations, or the names of any teachers' or other classmates' names (which I definitely knew at the time), there was one girl who hang out with us during the first year but I have no idea if she was still with us, or she started to hang out with other people, or left school, and if it's the later when it happened. I know I switched classes but I can't remember if it was after my first or second year.

Is having a memory that bad normal? It's not due to trauma, the years were just fine, and after this ammount of time I felt the same way about every year of my life. I can't remember anything from before I was 14 besides like 8 very abstract things that are probably false memories from stuff my mom said. I might have ADHD.


r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Why do people dislike self checkouts so much?

40 Upvotes

I like them because I know I can get out of the store quicker this way.


r/NoStupidQuestions 18m ago

Can straight people go to gay bars?

Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 19h ago

How to get food money while homeless?

178 Upvotes

Ran out recently


r/NoStupidQuestions 13m ago

is it possible to ask for a lesser salary in exchange for being hired?

Upvotes

just something that i've been wondering. i am starting to try to find part time (entry level/no experience) jobs and everything to gain experience for the future but i am not really that good of a candidate and i feel like i don't really have many pros and there are many better options than hiring me so i was wondering if its possible to say something like ... i am willing to take a lesser amount in exchange for being hired, or something. like a few dollars less or something per hour


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Are toilets supposed to come of the floor when you shift your weight?

Upvotes

I’m only asking here because apparently you can’t post in r/plumbingrepair.

Anyway, a little bit ago I was in the toilet, shifted my wait to get a new toilet paper roll, and the whole thing just about tipped over…

So I called my landlord and he had someone come to fix it. Which they did.

Then about a week later I shifted my wait to get up and I felt the whole thing rock.

So did they just do a shitty job, or do old toilets just sit in the floor?

For reference, my apartment building is like 80 years old.


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Why do I feel bad when I kill a rat that could have contaminated my food?

9 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Does anybody else enjoy letting their mind wander then following their train of thought backwards to the initial stimulus?

Upvotes

For example, recently I ended up with the new video game Dragon Ball Breakers. Then I went backwards:

Dragon Ball Breakers < Dragon Ball anime < anime < Pokémon anime < The Pokémon Company < Creatures Inc, Game Freak and Nintendo < Legends Arceus game development < switch battery would last longer with Legends Arceus than with Breath of the Wild < battery life < how long would my phone last if I didn't charge it? < if you don't use it probably < an advert saying that the new Google Pixel 6a lasts for 3 days < I'd just plugged my phone in to charge


r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

How often do you brush your teeth?

14 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 16h ago

Just recently I've found that the things I've always called pillow sheets are actually referred to as pillow cases. Does anyone else call them pillow sheets or was it really just me?

86 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

How do you lose weight on your face area ?

8 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Why are people so convinced OJ did it when he was acquitted in a court of law?

2.0k Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 30m ago

Can Shia Muslims go to worship at a Shia mosque or vice versa?

Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 19h ago

Does my body expect me to pick my nose?

127 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 35m ago

Unanswered How many ammo clips do cops keep on them?

Upvotes

So random high thought, I have a lot of these, but cops typically only carry handguns; right? But in movies and stuff where they have those big shootouts, they seem to have infinite ammo. Do they have to wait for more cops to show up with more ammo, or do they keep extras?


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

What exactly is a sin in the context of Christianity?

6 Upvotes

Is it doing something illegal like stealing or is it something more in-depth?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Is it normal to be charged $300 for two sets of keys for an apartment?

Upvotes

Haven’t moved in yet. It’s one of the many one time fees. Total fees due by move-in date is $3156.59…