Nobody gets mad if you call a dolphin a dolphin. Do you call a Native American 'redskin?' Do you call an African American 'blacksin?' I don't really give a shite either way, but there would be plenty of uproar over blackskins, just sayin. Seems some get to pick and choose what's offensive. I'm from Jonesboro, AR, and Arkansas State dropped the Indians name, didn't really seem to upset anyone though, just trying to be pc.
At one time, colored was a perfectly acceptable word to describe a black person.
Now, people think that is a "racist" word.
Yet the NAACP, aka the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is still around with the same name.
Why don't they change the name since colored is a "racist" word? Because the organization was started when that was not a racist term.
Same with redskins. It was never racist until recently when people decided to make it racist.
It would be racist if you all of a sudden made a team called the "black skins" because that isn't a common word in our vernacular.