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1,729 hits 2.9 (7 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by falconwing

Is racism ever funny?


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11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 3:22:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
nope, I really don't think so...
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 3:31:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
not really but it can get mixed up with a clever joke and you never know the feelings of the people involved
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 4:41:57 PM EST (GMT-5)

11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 5:10:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
One of my classmates is rascist, and for some reason her rasicm is funny.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 5:16:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
One of my best friends is fu*kin racist but he is so fu*kin funny when he does it. He kinda pop's them out of nowhere and the way he delivers it.

Bit in a larger sence racism should'nt be funny at all.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 5:53:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
When a person is seriously racist, it's not funny, but it can be funny as a joke.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 6:02:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
The most dangerous racist jokes are those that are genuinely funny.
Humor is a great way to win people over to your cause (whatever cause that might be). You think "this guy is funny" and you're less likely to be critical to what he has to say, whether you're aware of it or not.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 6:08:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Racist jokes are just an excuse for racists to claim they're not racist.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 6:28:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ i agree with electric but they are really funny
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 6:37:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hate to admit, but yes.

And it depends on who they're insulting.

Sometimes they have it right coming for them.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 7:24:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
As long as its not serious, its pretty funny most of the time
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 7:48:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is when it's the racist who's being made fun of...


11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 8:50:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
racism isnt but stereotypes are
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 9:45:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 9/3/09 - 8:50:31 PM lsu90 wrote:
racism isnt but stereotypes are

neither is funny!
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 10:38:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
yess its hilarious =D
butt ehh there is a point where its taking 2 too far
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 11:34:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why did Freddy Kruger kill Martin Luther King?

Because he had a dream
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 11:35:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
:D
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 9/3/09 - 11:55:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Racism itself is never funny, but mockery of racism can be hilarious, as can unintentional stuff like that "White Power" sign that Harold posted.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 12:06:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
An acquaintance was a manager at IBM for many years. In the late 1960s, during the height of racial unrest here in the states, he was in Japan, and was asked to explain what was going on here for the Japanese, who didn't seem to understand it. He thought it might be useful to compare it to things he'd noticed there, and said: "You know, some Japanese think Koreans are inferior..."
"That's completely different" he was interrupted. "Koreans really ARE inferior."
It struck me funny.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 1:35:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Illinois Nazis? I HATE Illinois Nazis!"

If you find humor in the absurd, then there are laughs to be had from racism. One man's crude remark is another's bon mot. I am of the opinion that essentially all humor is in some way, shape or form at someone's or something's expense. Racism fits snugly into that pattern. Some overlap is inevitable.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 1:38:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I dont think hating people of different races is funny but I appreciate a good joke now and again. I know its just a joke though and I can handle hearing one about myself too
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 5:37:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 9/3/09 - 6:08:16 PM Electric wrote:
No. Racist jokes are just an excuse for racists to claim they're not racist.


this implies that sacha baron cohen (Borat) really hates jews?
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 6:41:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, I don't think that joking with skin colour is funny, or saying seriously that blonjdes are dumb. Blond jokes are funny, if we label the "blond in the jokes" as the dumb people.

But, if it's a joke about something that only a certain race does, and that can be funny with another theme, than I can find it funny, because it was well thought of!
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 6:45:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ Frankly, I don't find blond jokes funny either.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/4/09 - 11:11:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, as long as I'm not the one making the joke/comment.

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