Now who is using sensationalist headlines. I do so to make a point.
Sister took Little Jo to the Royal Melbourne Show and bought R a show bag, a cheap one of course. Mine must have been lost as I never received it. R's was a Bertie Beetle showbag, with a few lollies and chocolates inside.
Now rightly so, you can no longer buy Nigger Boy liquorice and there used to be Nigger Boy show bags. But note, the word is not as offensive in Australia as it must be in the US, but still it is clearly a word not generally heard now. I don't know that Australians found this particularly offensive, but Harry Connick Jnr certainly did. He would have been condemned at home I guess, if he remained silent. For me, it does not represent anything and I don't connect the performance to American black people or slavery.
But I was surprised to find in the Bertie Beetle two lollies called Red Skins. Isn't that pair of words a derogatory term for American natives? I can remember these lollies from my childhood too, but not what they tasted like. I didn't like it much. If you have fillings, don't bother trying one now.