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Relegate the 'O' word to the dustbin of Chicago history

Feb 04, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

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.


The "O" word is outdated and offensive. Like similar terms that were imposed upon African Americans and La...