• Yes. It's a joke, get over it!

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58539672 says2015-04-10T15:56:29.3348227-05:00
That depends. Was it a funny joke?
briantheliberal says2015-04-10T15:57:06.7148614-05:00
Yes, blacks can make racist jokes about white people. But do they have any REAL effects on whites? No.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-10T15:57:39.8375109-05:00
Hmm... White people be like "i aint racist I have one black friend, now if you excuse me, I'm goin to a KKK meeitngz!"
TheMarquis says2015-04-10T15:58:11.7624529-05:00
Black jokes don't make you racist. White jokes don't make you racist. Jokes, very often, are a parody of the world around you. Jokes don't make you racist. Racists definitely make racist jokes, but racist jokes don't make you racist.
TheMarquis says2015-04-10T16:11:50.2319128-05:00
@briantheliberal: I fully understand what you're saying about how there aren't a lot of negative stereotypes about whites in this country, and that a joke about a black person can further a negative stereotype if taken too seriously, but that doesn't mean telling a racist joke is a racist action. You must know that you are setting up double standards just like the people you seem not to like on the right, do, don't you?
briantheliberal says2015-04-10T16:15:19.0546891-05:00
I am not setting up double standards. I think racist jokes on either side are stupid. I was just pointing out simple fact of reality. When a person of color makes a racist joke about white people, there is no significant damage coming from that, as you pointed out. The other way around clearly has different results.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-10T16:18:48.5598684-05:00
The significant damage is that white people are ridiculed for it more than black people are. I am of both races, so you can't make any "of course" statements.
briantheliberal says2015-04-10T16:24:09.0805039-05:00
I am also both. But the reason white people are ridiculed for it a lot more is because of the cultural and historical implications of it. Whites are and have always been the majority with the most power, and a lot of the racial jokes they make on behalf of people of color are a result of racist stereotypes used to degrade and oppress them. This is not the case when it's the other way around.
shaancl_716 says2015-04-10T16:33:45.9418102-05:00
Soooo white people can't get offended at racial jokes?
Wylted says2015-04-10T16:59:31.6373510-05:00
It depends on the context, but I'd say that generally nobody should get offended. If you're offended by racial jokes, more than likely you're a racist. Blinds know there really is no difference between them and brunette a so they don't get offended, but occasionally somebody will be a racist and think their race is different and superior to others, so they'll act offended.
briantheliberal says2015-04-10T17:00:29.1766267-05:00
That's not what I said, if you were talking to me. But personally I think it's stupid to get offended over a joke that really has little to no affect on you or your life. A black person saying "white people can't dance" is in no way comparable to a white person saying something like "When you're around blacks, watch your wallet" or something like that. These type of jokes only perpetuate racist stereotypes and promote systematic racism, something that white people aren't affected by to begin with.

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