ethnic slur

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Noun1.ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
aspersion, slur - a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
darkey, darkie, darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
boy - (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy"
jigaboo, nigga, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
coolie, cooly - (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
Mick, Mickey, Paddy - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
greaser, taco, wetback - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
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The Slavitsa Company has been criticized previously for creating a chocolate ice cream named after then-President Barack Obama, which had a wrapper depicting an African boy, and for naming another ice cream with an ethnic slur for Ukrainians.
they are all uneducated, violent, heavy drinkers) are reinforced by the ethnic slur (mick).
Tams band chose the name in part to reclaim the ethnic slur slant and repurpose it as a message of Asian-Pacific Islander empowerment, in line with the bands use of its music to fight racist ideas and stereotypes.
The office refused to register the band's name as a trademark because it is an ethnic slur.
The employees engaged in "inappropriate and unacceptable workplace misconduct" by sending text messages last year that included "inexcusable comments ranging from an ethnic slur to profane and degrading statements about supervisors and co-workers," Prudential said in documents filed Wednesday in state court in Newark, New Jersey, where the insurer is based.
Many of us may recall "Fu Manchu" as the name of a fictional criminal mastermind but not the particularities of his fiendishness, though the implicit ethnic slur is apparent in his faux Chinese name and clarified by academe's now numerous studies of Western racism and "Orientalism.
In the article, Huang reached a grudging admiration for ABC because the pilot addressed an episode from his youth where he confronted a schoolmate for using an ethnic slur against him.
Ratings of the target of the ethnic slur are contingent upon the individuals' pre-existing prejudices; for instance, Blacks who are the target of the ethnic slur nigger were rated most negatively when participants held pre-existing negative attitudes towards Blacks (Simon & Greenberg, 1996).
I was distressed and outraged to read the implied ethnic slur and stupid unprofessional remarks that were printed about my good friend and colleague Frank Donaruma in Howard Hillyer's article, "How I got to Carnegie Hall," pp 39-43, February 2013 issue of The Horn Call.
Kaine was running against former Republican star George Allen, who came under fire in 2006 for using an ethnic slur to belittle an Indian American volunteer for his rival.
Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who came under fire last week for using an ethnic slur in a legislative hearing.
In fact, there is only one ethnic slur by a Christian in the whole of the New Testament, and even that is a quotation from a member of the maligned group (Titus 1:12).