It actually makes me mad when such a big deal is made out of something so innocent. It's clearly not meant as an insult. Isn't "Eskimo" a term for the natives of a cold land? How is that insulting!? A term like "indian giver"...THAT is wrong; but "Eskimo Kisses"...it's just cute.
In my opinion, you could call someone a "flower" and if you say it with the right tone and intention, it could be made into an insult. It's not a word that's insulting, it's the intention behind it.
That being said, I also think that the right attitude can turn a word into something that's regarded as not so bad anymore. The best thing I can relate this to, is people of color using the term "my n*gga's" in reference to their friends and putting a positive spin on a word that was once more regarded as a derrogatory racial insult. That is the kind of thinking that effectuates change. I admire and respect black culture and the way they've taken their social power back.
I don't understand the whole racism thing. Why would you hate someone based solely on the color of their skin (or religion, etc). I mean, who cares? If you're uncomfortable around people who are "different" from you; don't hang out with them. There shouldn't be a wish of harm on those who are different; that's just dumb - and a waste of time. Live and let live.
Sorry, went off on a tangeant. I think I had that bottled up for a bit. People really p*ss me off sometimes. Especially stupid people. I wish we could all just live harmoniously; and if you don't like someone for whatever reason; keep it to yourself and go on with your life. There's just no need for things like racial violence, anti-homosexual campaigns and religious wars. It's all just a waste of energy that could be better spent fighting environment pollutions so we have a world to live harmoniously in tomorrow!!!