Ok, maybe we can actually say these words, but federal government is now disallowed to ever include the terms in any legal document they write. Like anyone would now-a-days because even saying ‘criminal’ is apparently offensive, but still if you do… you’re toast!
President Obama has signed legislation striking outdated racial terms such as “Oriental” and “Negro” from federal laws.
“The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and at long last this insulting and outdated term will be gone for good,” the author of the bill, Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), said in a statement Friday.
Two sections in the U.S. Code written in the 1970s governing public health and civil rights attempted to define minority groups by using the outdated terms.
Thanks to the new law, references to the term “Oriental” will be replaced with “Asian American” and the word “Negro” will be changed to “African American.”