Subject: “Mongoloid” is a no-no term?
It’s recently come to my attention that “Mongoloid” is on the list of off-limit words on the official volunteer training manual.
As a Mongoloid, I am frankly offended that you think people may be offended by the term.
(Yes, I am now aware of the secondary, archaic meaning of the term after having to look it up.)
What if you happen to encounter an athlete studying archaeology who is specializing in tracing the lineage of East-Asian people, and wants to strike up a conversation about said topic because you, by sheer coincidence, is also an archaeologist?
Think of the archaeologists. Oh, why won’t anyone think of the archaeologists?!