Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:40:40 PM
maxmcd, whoa! Ok, I get most of what you said but I lived in Singapore for a long time and they AND the Chinese living there refer to themselves as Oriental or Far Eastern in reference to global demographics, so I don't get your `offensive` point. But your comment about it being made by white guys with too much time on their hands makes sense :)
But again, my point stands: Indians, Middle Eastern people, Pakistanis, Nepalese, Iranians, (and the list goes on) are all Asians. Why is it that everyone whose eye structure makes them look like they`re from Far East Asia is termed as `Asian`. And regarding the `American` comment, my bad. I just assumed that since your own media terms you as `Americans` that`s the term to be used.