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    Posted on 9 Sep 2016

    Priyanka Chopra Is Getting A Lot Of Hate For Dismissing The Term "Woman Of Colour" In An Interview

    "I don't want a label. I don't want a box."

    Priyanka Chopra recently did an interview with Refinery29 in which she happened to reject the term "woman of colour".

    Chopra said, “I know everything is about diversity right now. But I think it should be about humanity. It’s 2016. It’s so easy to separate ourselves and become smaller and smaller pieces of humanity. I don’t like the phrase 'woman of color.' I feel like that puts women in a box. I’m a woman, whether I’m white, black, brown, green, blue, or pink — whatever. I think we need to start looking beyond that. It would be a big win for women, period.”

    Her comments have sparked a huge debate, with many women berating her for her simplistic worldview.

    A lot of women have come forward to explain why they think Chopra's interview was problematic, and how she should embrace the term rather than rejecting it.

    Many women also talked about how pretending that societal disparities don't exist is not ideal in any way.

    However, some people have also come forward in praise of her quotes.

    You can read Chopra's entire interview here.

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