you people are not "Yankees" and never will be, not even if you wear a Yankees cap sideways over your hoodie....<quoted text>
and they don't consider it derogatory, in fact its a badge of pride.
WWI "Over There" was a very popular song. In WWII G.I. were often referred to as Yanks, just as British troops were referred to a "Tommies". Yanks (G.I.'s) could be white, black, Indian or Asian
You see john, not all nicknames are derogatory or racist.
besides, most everybody outside NYC hates everything about New York...particularly the arrogant New Yorkers....