Question to anyone from an Oriental background....
Is it still acceptable to refer to people from the Oriental cultures as being "Oriental", or do you all find that term insulting today?
If so, what do you prefer to be called? Do you prefer to be called Asian instead of Oriental? Please school us Americans by updating us on how we should refer to you, and when is it "acceptable" to refer to Asians as Orientals? Thank you so much! I really want to learn how to properly address my other brothers and sisters in this world!
When I worked in Hawaii as a traveling nurse back in 1988, many of the nurses I worked with were either Filipino, Chinese, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, a mixture of these mentioned, and all the travel nurses I worked with were either Black or Caucasian from "The Mainland". Other healthcare workers (nonnursing, etc.) were also Samoan. I enjoyed working with a cultural diversity of people, and learned much from them. The Filipino nurses that I worked with seemed to be more cheerful, more dedicated, more compassionate. more hands on, more tenderhearted towards others and their patients, more willing to help another nurse or a patient that was not theirs, etc. Hats off to them all! I welcome the opportunity to work with Filipino nurses any day! They treated me very well indeed! :kiss
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