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IDEC Resources: Race & Ethnicity

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Terminology and Acronyms:
AAPI = Asian American & Pacific Islander
BAIPOC = Black, Asian, Indigenous, & (Other) People of Color
BIPOC = Black, Indigenous, & (Other) People of Color
DEI = Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
REI = Race, Equity, & Inclusion
"People of the Global Majority" is favored by many, rather than referring to People of Color as 'Minorities' or 'Minority Groups'.