The term "person of color" is today primarily used to describe any person who is not considered white in the United States. Where Did BIPOC Come From? The acronym, which stands for black, Indigenous and people of color, is suddenly everywhere. The term BIPOC stands for 'Black, Indigenous, People of Color,' it is meant to unite all people of color in the work for liberation while intentionally acknowledging. What does BIPOC mean? BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. “Y'all know where the term 'women of color' came from?” asked Loretta Ross, the co-founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive. People are using the term to acknowledge that not all people of color face equal levels of injustice.