Talk:List of ethnic slurs by ethnicity

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African Section Updates[edit]

Based on conversations with some folks recently, I believe you're missing a few or some need update.

Spear Chucker[edit]

Moon Cricket[edit]

Mud Cricket[edit]

Spear Chucking Moon Cricket[edit]

  • Combination of the Spear Chucker which is also a Moon Cricket.

WMUL Info[edit]

Note: Ape is updated as it was forgotten to include "Yard Ape" as shown in the below.

If helpful, the code for copy & paste convenience:

;Ape : (U.S.) a black person.<ref>Spears, loc. cit. p. 10.; also, ''Yard Ape'', ''Jungle Ape'', or ''Zoo Ape''</ref>
;Moon Cricket : (U.S. or U.K.) a black person.
;Mud Cricket : (U.S.) a black person.
;Spear Chucker : (U.S.) a black person.  Possibly taken from reference to African Tribal Descent. 

Arabian Section Updates[edit]

Cairo Coon[edit]

Dune Coon[edit]

Cave Nigger[edit]

Carpet Pilot[edit]

Camel Jockey[edit]

Towel Head[edit]

Rag Head[edit]

"Walsch" to "Italians" section[edit]

Please add "Walscher"/"Walsche" (person, singular/plural respectively), or "Walsch" (adjective) used by the german speaking minority in Südtirol (South Tyrol, italian province Alto Adige) to describe Italians. Originates in old german "walachisch" meaning "foreign" (the term is also the origin of region names like Wales and Wallachia). The usage is considered to range from disrespectful/derogatory to offensive. The term may also be used in Austria (Tyrol) and Germany (Bavaria). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.56.135.116 (talk) 22:30, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

european descent:[edit]

GORA - indian reference for euro decent — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.153.234.226 (talk) 22:57, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Black Slurs[edit]

Negro "Buck" only refers to a male black (usually young) not females — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.209.22.49 (talk) 04:36, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Russki is not a slur.[edit]

Russki is not a slur. The article even says it is how Russians refer to themselves. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.98.13.100 (talk) 00:36, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Which is why the article says it's "Sometimes disparaging." The OED agrees with the dictionary it's cited to in the article, calling it "Chiefly slang or colloq. Sometimes derogatory."— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 00:38, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Reference added[edit]

Don't have a lot of experience with editing more than 'minor edits'. Today I corrected the entry "Charlie" and have tried to add a reference (first time). Can anyone tell me if I've done it correctly? I couldn't make any changes to the actual reference listing at the bottom. I assume this is due to the pages' protection. If I'm missing something, please let me know. Xianjiro (talk) 06:16, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

It was OK. I expanded it and fixed another while I was there. You could have included a description before the closing bracket like so:
Taubman, Howard (24 April 1964). [http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/03/29/specials/baldwin-charlie.html "Theater: 'Blues for Mister Charlie'"]. The New York Times.
which would render as:
Taubman, Howard (24 April 1964). "Theater: 'Blues for Mister Charlie'". The New York Times.
But any bit that shows where the information comes from is useful. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 07:44, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Redskin "slur" should be clarified[edit]

The term originated from common usage of American Indians referring to themselves with this term. It was and is a term of endearment. Only in rare cases is it used as a slur in modern times. It was not a term given to American Indians by any ethnicity, as it was them that created the term themselves [1] I'm new to Wikipedia so any feedback would be nice. Thanks. Please change:

"Redskin

   a Native American person, used because whites described tanned Native's skin to be "red"."

To

"Redskin

    a Native American person, originated by Natives to describe themselves as different from the "white man" and used in rarity as an offensive term now"

Jmpitty (talk) 14:47, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I have tweaked the wording a bit to make it sound better in my head. Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia! Mz7 (talk) 21:16, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

References

Americans / Merkin should be clarified[edit]

As a native British speaker, I've never heard the term "Merkin" used for Americans. I suggest this should be removed unless a valid citation of common usage can be found. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.176.88.36 (talk) 11:29, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I could find no support of any British use beyond use in Usenet newsgroup alt.fan.pratchett. So I've listed it a internet slang. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 21:45, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Aboriginal Australians[edit]

Hori
(New Zealand), an offensive term for a Māori (from the formerly common Maorified version of the English name George).

This should not be in the section. Maoris are from New Zealand and therefore are not Aboriginal Australians. Two different countries people. I'm going to remove this, unless someone who has more interest in this page wants to correct this to it's own section.

I'll check on this 1 June 2014. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scathsealgaire (talkcontribs) 11:39, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Fixed I moved it to Pacific Islanders. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 08:04, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Slurs for English?[edit]

Seems oddly missing. E.g. Limey — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.185.175.124 (talk) 03:11, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I added a section for Britons. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 08:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 September 2014[edit]

I'm seeing the word "slant" get used a lot in reference to East Asian people. I've been called a slant, and so has nearly every one of my east asian friends. So, I guess I'm suggesting you add it or something.

Ribbonista (talk) 14:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Cannolis (talk) 17:55, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 November 2014[edit]

For the Native American-European section Mestizo: Originally used in Spanish to refer very specifically to a person of 50% European and 50% Amerindian descent, nowadays used to refer to any Hispanic person of mixed Amerindian and European descent, regardless of proportions. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mestizo http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2010/septemberoctober/feature/the-united-states-mestizo 95.61.117.82 (talk) 18:52, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Neither of the references you cite state, or even infer, that the word is an ethnic slur, it is just a definition. - Arjayay (talk) 12:36, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 November 2014[edit]

Shouldn't be the ethnic slurs arranged in alphabetical order? 95.61.117.82 (talk) 18:54, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:08, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 November 2014[edit]

Create two new categories within the European/White section covering the Spanish (the ones from Spain, not Latin Americans) and the Portuguese. Or maybe merge them with Italians since they share many ethnic slurs as Dago, Wog or Greaser 95.61.117.82 (talk) 19:08, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:10, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Wog[edit]

Wog can and has been used to refer to people from the middle east too. The current entry under 'Wog' should be modified. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.43.227.18 (talk) 13:35, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Input, Oreo, Coconut[edit]

Could someone enter "(see also "Coconut" below)" under the Oreo entry within the African-European section? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.254.51.246 (talk) 23:46, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 07:40, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 May 2015[edit]

Gaijin - Japanese for foreinger / Outsider.

see  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaijin

196.2.64.183 (talk) 14:07, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

There's no real place to put this one, since they're categorized by ethnicity. Stickee (talk) 01:42, 27 May 2015 (UTC)