Recently, I've been informed that under no circumstances is it ever permissible to use "racial slurs" other than to clarify what I'm asking about in questions about racial slurs, and ideally not then.
I don't disagree with that point. I'll admit that in composing the (now deleted) question that inspired that meta question I didn't consider that a word that hasn't been commonly heard in nearly half a century could still be hurtful and insulting.
However: we still accept use of words that carry a similar connotation in reference to a fantasy race. Wizards of the Coast recently changed their game rules to recognize that assuming that a goblin, orc, kobold, etc. is inherently evil might be indirectly hurtful to those who have suffered racism for their real ancestry, or discrimination of other kinds.
Do we have plans to similarly update, or will we still consider "orc" as racially evil or a generic enemy-without-reason to be an acceptable usage?