Be wary of words

Graham Perrett MP writes: I write in response to your Insider edition dated March 9. The subject line to the email included the words "ASIO chief warns of new yellow peril". As you would be aware the phrase "yellow peril" is a very offensive term which originated in the 19th century with the immigration of Chinese and Japanese labourers. That term is loaded with stereotyping, xenophobia and racism and has no place in contemporary Australia.