Amok Mama: I'm not being racist, but...



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Comedy Club

Unfortunately or fortunately, maybe the only place where this game would be socially acceptable is in a comedy club as part of a performance. As one comedian said when a member of the audience objected to a particular joke, "C'mon people, this is comedy: somebody always gets hurt." People are allowed to find comedy funny or un-funny, hilarous or offensive, but it's understood even before the performance starts that some of it is going to be totally objectionable, maybe all of it. That's the point.

If you can say it in front of your minister or at a school board meeting, then it probably isn't funny. Conversely, if it's funny, then maybe we shouldn't say it, except under controlled circumstances.

Karl more than 3 years ago

Oh come on!!!

According to some of the comments I read on such topics, I can imagin us all having to walk around in 10 years time with our heads down, not looking at, or speaking to anyone!!!
To make an interesting world, we need different, interesting people. If we can't talk with each other about different cultures, what is the point?!
Will I have to look in my "make sure it's not racist" book before I talk about the amazing world of culture?

Bob more than 6 years ago


I am writing it right now. I'm like a Racism-O-Meter

Jacinta Nandi more than 6 years ago


you really trivialize racism and cultural stereotypes... racist and not funny at all...

L. more than 6 years ago


Casual racism is still racism. It's also incredibly unfunny.

Fiona more than 6 years ago

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