It's not the fact that the Virginia Governor's nickname was "coonman", what matters is WHY he was nicknamed "coonman".
Who knows, maybe he hunted and ate actual raccoons, because in the deep south, some people actually do .
If his nickname, "coonman" has nothing to do with any derrogatory thing he has said or did to anyone Black, then, it's just a nickname.
Someone needs to write a book about what is really racist and what is not racist and/or when a word or action is racist and when it is not, and that explains the obvious distinction between being in blackface and someone impersonating another person who happens to be black.
The media is doing nothing to help what is a lot of confusion among young people [even young Black people] and non-Black people that are ignorant of certain racial histories, sensitivities, insults, by airing these stories without any explaination of what they actually mean, why they were started, and how/why such things are considered insulting by Black people.