Nicknames reveal more about us than about those they denigrate
The offensive name of Washington's National Football League team just won't go away. So just for fun, let's change the name to Blackies. After all, I doubt there are any American Indians on the Washington team. Then let's create a mascot by painting a white kid's face black, pulling an afro wig over his blond hair, and tying a few chains around his arms and legs.