"To ban the word [ginger] altogether would probably just make it worse and taboo words only become more powerful and more offensive."
Ban it? Be proud of it.
As a member of the ginger race, with many, many gingerettes to my credit, I'll happily give all you dun heads a swirly Bozo shampoo if you dare meet boot to butt.
Don't let this ginger bashing concern you ruby-hairs, stay hued and vibrant, our day of reckoning over the mousy headed is at hand.