I’m guessing that if I claim to be a woman that isn’t offensive based on your comment. I’m also guessing the only offensive comment you are mentioning is that I claim the color of my skin, which is brown and a fact about my identity and indeed what people see when they see me. A woman and the brown color of my skin = woman of color.
Duncan, when I see the words affirmative action I feel those that bring that up aren’t really trying to solve the problem but to distract the conversation to quotas or the concept that diversity means less quality. However, for those that still miss this white women benefit from Affirmative Action more than any other group.