Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 10:08|
Quoting J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>:
> In a message dated 2003:10:17 07:27:28 PM, markjreed@MAIL.COM writes:
> >On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 01:05:08PM -0400, Paul Bennett wrote:
> >> "Oriental" is considered racist?
> >By some, yes. As with most such terms, it's purely a matter of perception,
> >and what is politically correct changes over time, but "Asian" is currently
> >in fashion.
> It is not so much Political Correctness as geo-cultural accuracy - hence
> the National Geographic's current policy of using _Asian_ and _Asia_ versus
> "Oriental" and "[the] Orient."
I don't know whether accuracy has that much to do with it - I pretty much never
see anyone from the western half of Asia described as an "Asian".
Indeed, "Asian" and "Far Eastern" often seem to be used synonymously.