• Question: 1 . Why is there mongoloids?

    Asked by 733bmay26 to Peter, Jonathan, Grace, Doris, David, Ann on 7 Jun 2019.
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      Grace Kago answered on 7 Jun 2019: last edited 7 Jun 2019 3:56 am

      This is a word that can mean a couple of things (the first of which is racist and the second of which is very offensive).

      1. A long time ago this word was used to describe people from a certain part of the world… including most of the peoples of Asia, the Eskimos, the North American Indians, etc., who are generally characterized by straight black hair, dark eyes with epicanthic folds, and relatively small stature
      Source: https://www.yourdictionary.com/mongoloid

      2. Is an offensive word sometimes used to describe people affected with Down syndrome

      which of those 2 are you referring to?