Racial Double Standard

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thrice
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Racial Double Standard

Post by thrice » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:29 am

http://www.popeater.com/movies/article/ ... ges/383621

Comedian Jackie Mason is in a brawl with black activists who berated him for using an old Yiddish term for "black" in a standup comedy reference to President Obama.

Do you agree with him that racial humor is a one-way street, with minorities free to mock whites but whites forbidden to return the favor?

citizenx
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Post by citizenx » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:49 am

So a schvartze comic can make 20-30% of his act the word "nigger" but a jew can't say a word that pretty much means the color black?

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Re: Racial Double Standard

Post by praecorloth » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:23 pm

thrice wrote:Do you agree with him that racial humor is a one-way street, with minorities free to mock whites but whites forbidden to return the favor?
Hrm, lemme think...YES.

White males. The United States' largest minority.

OdinofAzgard
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Post by OdinofAzgard » Tue May 05, 2009 8:01 pm

The way humor generally works is - you can make fun of Goliath, but not David. Poking fun at the downtrodden classes is usually considered piling on and too easy, like making fun of the handicapped.

Hope that clears it up for ya.

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