Posted on April 9, 2021

This Campus Buzzword Just Made It into the Dictionary

Benjamin Zeisloft, Campus Reform, April 2, 2021 added the term “BIPOC” — a label made popular by racial activists on college campuses — to its lexicon.

On March 11, the digital dictionary service announced that “BIPOC,” which stands for “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” was one of 600 new words uploaded to the site. defines “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color” as a “unifying identity label for people of color that also emphasizes the unique racial experiences of Black people and Indigenous people.”


The New York Times believes that the term “BIPOC” first appeared as early as 2013. However, as Campus Reform has reported, campus activists quickly popularized the term after the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020.