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Talk Show Host Has No Clue ‘Oriental’ Was Considered Racist Towards Asians

Radio talk show host Mike Francesca had no idea the term “oriental” was derogatory towards Asian Americans until he discussed the Supreme Court ruling in favor of rock band The Slants’ request to trademark their name.

“They all were Oriental Americans who were part of the group. … They were some kind of a musical band from Oregon, and they could not trademark the name Slant, even though they were a group of young Oriental Americans,” the 63-year-old commentator for New York’s WFAN said on Monday.