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Is it ok to poke fun at racism?
Posted 2/4/08
The funny thing is that there is no such thing as race. Ever heard of the Mitochondrial Eve? The common mother of all human beings? The mother we all descend from and genetically relate to? There is one race: The human race. Skin color has nothing to do with it. I will explain why.

We all started out as "African-American" (Black) because the first modern humans originated in Africa. To make a long story short, the Mitochondrial Eve's descendents had the best genetic material for survival (From her. Hers was the strongest to breed) and when food grew short, the migrated out first into lower Asia and then to Australia and then to North America and South America (Europe was not migrated into until after the last Ice Age).

Now here's where skin color comes in: Melatin. Melatin is our natural defense against the UV rays from the sun and colors us accordingly to the environment (I.E. Harsh environment like the Sahara = More melatin and darker the color. The less melatin you have, the lighter complexion you have). Melatin levels changed as humans no longer needed such protection as they migrated. It became lesser as the migrated to less harsh climates like Australia and India.

In a nutshell, there is no such thing as "race". It's just Melatin levels. We're all human so it doesn't matter. The only difference between a black man and myself is that he's less likely to get sunburned than I am. That's it. No one is superior. Some people are just more or less apt to survive a harsh sun.

Poke fun at "race" all you like but you're just stupid then.
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Posted 2/4/08

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not alot really lol thats wat i hate about now, sometimes u cant say the truth


Yeah ... that`s why I said I only talk about the truth with my friends . I don`t poke fun at other races though just because I want to . Usually , a race just gets dragged in a topic . =/ I do refrain from saying the offensive truth outloud .


yer sometimes u just cant out of just so u dont offend but i hate how u can get in trouble for saying the truth, that happens in the uk anyway, this hapens quite alot, if a white is racist to a black they will get in trouble, if a black is racist to a white nothing will happen, happened in my school because the teachers were to scared to punish the black kid
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Posted 2/4/08
Theres' a different degree to things, its okay to poke fun at a race if you're that race. (at least I think so.)

and at a point, you'll have to stop because people are getting mad. When theres' a person and/or group/people that no longer think its funny; then it becomes serious.

at times, its funny to poke fun at it. and it also may depend on what kind of things you make fun of. For example if you make fun of the "all asian guys have small ...thing..." some of the asian guys may actually find that offensive.

but if you make fun of something like "all asians love rice"...its true =O or for most asians at least. xD but a joke can be something like "Hey, you know...I'm half chinese..."

"whats' the other half?"

"and half chinese..."

xD yeah...it completely depends on people/place/time/how for you to be making fun of others on their race or anything else. but its only funny if /everyone/ there finds it funny, if another person there finds it offensive, then its no longer funny. =3
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Posted 2/4/08
Well whenever someone says "It's cause I'm black, isn't it." I tell them "No, it's cause your dark brown." For some reason this reply always gets laughs.
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Posted 2/4/08
i miss dave chapelle, he was the master of race comedy.

he went crazy because of it though, he thought it perpetuated rascism. i don't think so though. maybe a little in the way that it can reinforce stereotypes and that theres truth in every joke but in the end i think it's all in good fun.


sprinkle some crack on him johnson, lets get out of here
Posted 2/4/08
no because some people take it the wrong way
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Posted 2/4/08
I don't think there is anything wrong with some racist jokes. Just as long it doesn't go too extreme like talking about people's deaths or something. But if you get criticized or verbally attacked, don't be upset; that's also their right since you gambled on a risky joke.
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Posted 2/4/08
I see it as harmless humour just as long as you're not too serious.
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Posted 2/4/08
Sometimes it is. I watched this show called the Amazing Racist, where this guy goes around and messes with people from different races. I laughed when I saw it.

EDIT: you can find it on youtube
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Posted 2/4/08
me and my friends always joke anout eachothers races he calls me a mobster italian and i call him fence jumping mexican lol
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Posted 2/4/08
You must only joke with your closest friends, If its just an acquaintance, don't ever do it, racial slur so sensitive, you might get fuck at the back if you did it.

I have a close Korean friend and we joke about our races, I joke about how noisy the Koreans are and he jokes about how tardy the Filipinos are, and it's ok for me and it's ok for him also because we know that we don't meant those, because we are close friends.

Just be careful who are you dealing with.. as I said it is very sensitive issue.

but at all times, racial jokes must be avoided... you don't know if the person you are joking with is in the mood for that or not..
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Posted 2/4/08
well i would think that it is ok if it's just for humor between maybe one or two friends. but calling people racial names is wrong, no matter what the purpose.
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its hilarious, people that get offended have no sense of humor
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Posted 2/4/08 , edited 4/18/08
well i do that...
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Posted 2/4/08 , edited 4/18/08
well......... i personally HATE, AND I MEAN HATE! other people making fun of other races. Although, it really is ok sometimes............ even though i just hate it. I mean, even if i know my friends are just joking about their jokes on chinese people, i still somehow feel really hurt inside......
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