Relegate the 'O' Word to the Dustbin of Chicago History

The marquee Oriental Theatre sign is being taken down, helping make the “O” word just a piece of Chicago history. And last week newly elected state Sen. Ram Villivalam and state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz introduced legislation to ban the term from all state documents, as the federal government under President Barack Obama and other states already have done … Now we should all do our part to put this term in the past — beyond our buildings. While it will continue to get used to refer to antique objects (like rugs), please stop using it to refer to people.

We are Asian American.