I am guilty of Racefail

http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2009/08/apparently-your-great-white-hope-was-more-tar-baby-than-little-black-sambo.html
I did not know, until today, the origin of the phrase “Great White Hope”. I did not know it was a racially charged term. After all, I named my car the Great White Hope. I ignorantly may have offended friends, acquaintances and any other POC.
I no longer will refer to my car, or any future cars of a white color, by that name.
I am guilty of Racefail.
Sorry.