I have been getting some shit lately about my username. I have been accused (not on Oppo) of having a racist username. It is tiresome.
Its origin is a shitty hardcore band my friends and I had in the 90s. Our guitarist was black, and our drummer was Korean. We behaved badly together and wrote appalling songs. Our highlight was playing the teen center in Randolph, VT.
The name came from their constant joking about the whiteness of hardcore, and how our racial makeup didn’t work. I commented that we were the immoral minority, a reaction to the Moral Majority, something most of you are not old enough to remember. We thought it was funny, so we used it. When I started my kinja account, I used it for fun. But a small number of people seem to react negatively.
Should I change it?