Template talk:Ethnic slurs

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Chinese, Japanese, non-Japanese[edit]

I removed these qualifiers, as I was confused about what they were referring to. For example, the qualifier "Chinese" just appears once, but there are many articles about ethnic slurs for Chinese people. Also sangokujin is qualified with "non-Japanese", but this would seem to be controversial, as the term itself is used to distance "mainland" Japanese people from those of Japanese ancestry who have settled elsewhere. I wouldn't mind putting the qualifiers back in if we can find a good way to avoid this kind of thing. All the best. — Mr. Stradivarius 00:44, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

I removed "Celestial" also, as it was brought to my attention that it is not necessarily a derogatory name. --Funandtrvl (talk) 04:24, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Russians[edit]

Russians are not Asians. At least, not more than Poles. --188.93.211.210 (talk) 07:40, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Get a map. --91.10.13.118 (talk) 10:50, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
The fact that most of the Russian Federation is located in Asia does not make Russians any more Asian than Poles, who are related to them. Also, bohunk and khokhol are terms for Ukrainians, not Russians. It seems like an ironic joke that a template on ethnic slurs implies that Russians are Asians and Ukrainians are in fact Russians. 80.252.48.236 (talk) 16:52, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
One is Asian if their ancestral homeland is located in Asia. For Russians, I understand it is complex. I just went with Asia because most of Russia is located there.Evildoer187 (talk) 20:26, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Useless Template Box[edit]

I only checked the German entries, and for them this box is almost useless:

  • Three entries point to the same article (List of terms used for Germans)
  • One points to a different generic article (List of ethnic slurs)
  • One points to an article about a historic topic (Nazi), no mention of the slur.
  • One points to an article about an Irish band (Squarehead)
  • A single one points to Kraut, which is the way it works for any other template box

So useless almost without exception. Worse, I don't see a way how it can be fixed: Should there be an entry for all terms, all pointing to List of terms used for Germans? All pointing to List of ethnic slurs? Both would make this template box completely redundant. Individual articles for all terms? WP:NOT#DICTIONARY. I don't see a way that the situation could be different for other ethnicities.

This box should be replaced with a link to List of ethnic slurs (ie. deleted), or at least replaced with a much shorter box pointing to List of terms used for Germans-style articles. --91.10.13.118 (talk) 10:46, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Question[edit]

I noticed Hispanics were listed under the "Europeans" section of this template. While I'm not educated in anthropology or any other kind of cultural studies, I'm fairly sure "Hispanic" denotes a person of Latin American origin (especially seeing as "Spaniards" is listed as a separate entity on the template). Nevertheless, the terms listed under the Hispanic column are all in reference to Latin Americans. Would it be a good idea to move this to its own section? felt_friend 06:12, 25 February 2014 (UTC)