Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive.
Speaking at a campaign finance reform rally in Iowa, Biden recalled a meeting he had with Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. Biden described Yew as “the wisest man in the Orient.”
The terms “orient” and “oriental” are considered widely outdated and offensive to Asians.
It's surprising to me Biden didn't refer to them as Chinks or maybe made reference to Charlie Chan.