In the news is Houston Astros player Yuli Gurriel for mocking Yu Darvish, a player with the Los Angeles Dodgers. You can see what he did here:
I'm interested in the terminology various media outlets have used in reporting it so far.
Deadspin is calling it a racist gesture.
A headline in the Los Angeles Times refers to it as an offensive gesture. The first sentence describes it as a racially charged gesture.
The New York Daily News used racist gesture.
Huffpost refers to Racist ‘Slant-Eye’ Gesture in a headline. A sentence in the article reads: "Cameras caught Gurriel stretching the corners of his eyes with his fingers, a racist gesture against people of Asian descent."
USA Today reports that Gurriel will serve a 5 game suspension next season for "slurring" Darvish. The first sentence calls it an inappropriate gesture.
The Associated Press headline is: "Gurriel banned 5 games in 2018 for racist gesture at Darvish"
The AP story tells it this way: "The Cuban-born Gurriel pulled on the corners of his eyes after homering off Darvish during Houston’s 5-3 win Friday night. He also used a derogatory Spanish term in reference to Darvish, who was born in Japan. “I made an offensive gesture that was indefensible,” Gurriel said in a statement released by the Astros. “I sincerely apologize to everyone that I offended with my actions. I deeply regret it. I would particularly like to apologize to Yu Darvish, a pitcher that I admire and respect. I would also like to apologize to the Dodgers organization, the Astros, Major League Baseball and to all fans across the game,” he said."
The first sentence of a New York Times story calls it a racist gesture.
Complex calls it racist gesture in a headline.
ESPN went with insensitive gesture in this report.
Newsday called it a racist gesture.
A Yahoo headline calls it a racial gesture while the first sentence calls it a racist gesture. (Writers don't always pick their own headlines.)
NESN uses racist gesture in the headline and uses "racially offensive gesture" in the story.