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Embarrassing ... and typically Dwell ... that they can't even show an unadulterated Eichler in the article.DavidC wrote:What Are Eichler Homes and Why Do People Love Them?
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"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
It's nice when a venerated historical figure places himself on the right side of history.
I'll forward a scan for SDR to post.
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 628975.php
My understanding of its fall from favor is that it implies a "one" or the "other" duality between the East (Oriental) and the West (Occidental), and with that, the possible implication that one is superior to the other. The term Asian achieves the goal of a descriptor without the implied (or not) judgment.
What you are saying is that all of these terms are defined by the people they refer to as good or bad, which makes the whole exercise kind of ridiculous, doesn't it? In the early 60s, the term 'black' was decreed the ONLY acceptable one, even though a few prominent persons objected. Ethel Waters, for instance, preferred the term 'colored,' which, in those days was anathema, while today, POC is an acceptable term, which means essentially the same. Josephine Baker said on The Merv Griffin Show, "I'm not black; I'm dark brown." To me, it seems like a lot of effort expended on a trifle for very little effect. In high school, I had an English teacher (who was probably English himself) who referred to me as a 'Scandihoovian.' I don't know where that came from, but it didn't matter to me one way or the other.
(By the way, I agree with Eichler: Any form of bigotry is inexcusable, even the 'Basket of Deplorables' type.)
Also, I bet if you said the word "Occidental" to anyone who still uses the term "Oriental" they would not have a clue as to what you were saying. I doubt if any American has ever used that term to self-describe.
I suspect most persons who do not belong to one or another group don't really care about the subject at all. I don't.