Even in today’s hate-filled political discourse it is unacceptable to disparage people by race. Not so for “whitey.” Here’s a list of commonly used ethnic slurs still used to refer to Caucasians in 2019: cracker, redneck, honkey, trailer trash, hillbilly, peckerwood, good ‘ol boy and, of course, deplorables. Not to mention white supremacist, racist and Nazi. Why not apply the same standard to white folks that we apply to other ethnic groups? Just as we treat African Americans or Native Americans or Hispanics, if a white person finds a term offensive, it should be off limits. Words to live by.