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resident Barack Obama recently signed legislation that will remove the outdated words “Negro” and “Oriental” from all federal laws, The Hill reported.

The measure, H.R.4238, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this year with POTUS signing it into law Friday, CNN noted

“The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and at long last this insulting and outdated term will be gone for good,” the author of the bill, Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), said in a statement Friday.

The two terms will be replaced with “Asian-American” and “African-American.” In addition, the words “American Indian,” “Eskimo,” “Aleut or a Spanish-speaking individual of Spanish descent” will be replaced with “Native American,” “Alaska Native,” “Hispanic,” and Puerto Rican respectively.

SOURCE: The HillCNN | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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