When did the term Oriental become offensive?
I recently was told not to use the word 'Oriental' when refering to a person because it's offensive. What?!? When did this happen? All of my life people from the Orient were refered to as Orientals just as people from Europe were Europeans and people from America are Americans. I was told the correct term is now 'Asian', but I don't find this very precise. Sure, Orientals are Asian, but so are Russians, Afgans, Saudis, Turks, Indians, Iraqis, etc.
What am I missing?
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