***** NOT A TEACHER *****
1. I have to be super careful how I answer, for a moderator recently deleted one of my posts because it may have
been insensitive to the feelings of Asian people. (That moderator did NOT send me a private message explaining the
2. I live in California, which has many Asian people.
a. I think that I am correct in advising you never to use the word "slanted" in describing Asian people.
b. Neither would I use the term "almond-shaped." (Although this is less offensive than "slanted." Some people
feel that it has an "exotic" sense, especially when referring to females.)
c. Never use the word "Oriental." That is now considered offensive in the States.
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