You see, people? This
is why I just don't do
But the refusal of a bunch of LJ-community mods to take responsibility for their use of loaded terminology is not the most racist thing I've seen today.
Nor is this story of racism in a Louisiana small townThis
That's right, ladies, and gents, Far East Asians** are like Downs Sufferers.
I couldn't make up this shit.
* Some of the peripheral responses I've read include the horrified declaration that the term in question is used as an umbrella term to describe pairings that cross not only race, but also sentient species. This has given me the overwhelming urge to bust out my anthropocentrism-rant hat and point out that Tonks/Lupin is not the same as Aberforth/Goat, thankyouverymuch.
**Someone - I think it might even have been schiarire, come to think of it, told me that 'Oriental' is an offensive word to some, and for the love of all things I can't remember why. So I use Far East Asian to denote the peoples of that particular anthropological grouping. I don't like the phrase though. It's clunky.