Originally posted by Elizabeth
A couple of articles I just came across this morning on the efforts by a Japanese-American citizens group to petition for the renaming of what is now officially "Jap Road".....and not very surprisingly it is in rural Texas
CNN.com - Groups sue to change name of 'Jap Road' - Dec. 3, 2003
Originally posted by Golgo_13
Or a Japanese exchange student in Louisiana who was going to a Halloween party but ended up at the wrong address, and was shot dead because he was a "Jap." Things like that happen to foreignors in Japan all the time
Jap could be kinda offensive I think, kinda like calling americans for yankees.
Golgo_13 said:In another thread someone said it's perfectly acceptable in the UK to use the word "Jap."
misa.j said:I am glad to find this thread because I did get offended when I saw the word 'Jap' in a post in another thread, which I was sure not to be meant as an insult.
I don't really care if sombody uses it to their friends as long as they are not spreading out the idea that it's OK to use the term, but by using it you are making yourself look controversial and uneducated.
Racism in a word is based onSpaceghost said:I don't see why it is "racist". Calling me a Brit is not racist because I am British.
In both cases, the first syllable is just being used.