Origin of Everything

Why Do We Say "Asian American" Not "Oriental"?

Season 1 Episode 35 | 6m 59s

The word Oriental is hundred of years old, so why do Americans no longer use the word “Oriental”? And how did the word “Asian American” take its place? Watch this week’s Origin of Everything to find out.

Aired: 07/10/18

Rating: NR

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