He was not black African, nor was He Oriental or Native American or Australian Aboriginal. The same goes for His Mother.
Oriental is offensive. Asian. East Asian. We're not rugs or noodles.
I personally had no idea the word "Oriental" was offensive to Asians. Being an "Oriental" Orthodox myself, I didn't think I consider myself a rug or some noodles (after all, Oriental literally to me means Eastern, so the Byzantine "Eastern" Orthodox can also be "Oriental").
I don't understand the whole rug comment. Just because a rug is called Oriental, it's now offensive? That's like calling myself Egyptian doesn't mean I'm cotton, or that a certain food can be called Arabic or Greek or Italian makes those words offensive now when you call people Arabic, Greek, or Italian.
I'm sorry, I just don't see the offense. This is the first impression I get in what you say.
How did this word become so offensive? Has it caused problems in the past, just as the white man did to black people while using the "n word" against them?
Help me out here. I'm confused.