… & destroy” squads across the land’s language, then I think we liberals must also police ourselves. I recently learned that the term a “cakewalk,” for instance, is racist. Meaning something very easy in today’s vernacular, it finds it’s origins in the 19th century slave …
The article you link to has other, more likely, explanations for "cakewalk". Those other explanations are the ones I'm familiar with.
A better example is "rule of thumb" as a very misogynistic aphorism.