Originally Posted by naisho
And that, is also what I wrote.
Yellow and black were terms that came out long ago, likely stipulated by the people living in America at that time. When you look at both groups that dislike being called 'black' or 'yellow', they both dislike it for the same reasons.
Actually, Black was not a term that started to be used until around the late 50's. And it is a term the population used for themselves, not one that was assigned to them by the whites. Like I said, "colored" and "negroe" were the terms used by whites when Blacks started identifying themselves as Black.
Yellow is offensive because Asians did not use that term to refer to themselves. It is something white people used and meant it in an offensive way. Negroe and colored the same thing. Black was used by Blacks as a sense of pride for their race and their culture.