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mouse wrote

I think Dave Chappelle making fun of black people is okay, I think its unacceptable when Bill Burr does it. If you are part of the marginalized group you are teasing, the joke is acceptable. For instance, my best friend is a gay man and he loves to joke about other gay men.

When it comes to "blonde" jokes, I dont find them really problematic because blonde people are white and teasing whites isnt really an issue. However, if the joke is made in a sexist manner, you would have to be more careful.

In my opinion, as long as you arent going after a group you have social standing over and if the joke is actually clever and not just "this is funny because its racist", some offensive jokes can be permissible. When it comes to comedy, its hard to say what is acceptable and what is not.

but yeah, just dont punch down at people

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bloodrose wrote

I think the difference between Dave Chappelle and your gay friends is the audience. Your gay friends are doing it amongst themselves for themselves. Dave Chappelle is doing it in public for everyone, and I would argue mostly for whites. The Chris Rock piece about black people vs. slurs has been used by white racists for quite some time. Did he intend for it to be used that way? Clearly not but it was said in public and became available to the non-oppressed class. So while I agree about not punching below your weight class, I do think keeping in mind who can see it is vitally important. I'm pretty firmly against racist/ableist/sexist humor online no matter who the source of the joke is because the audience is so broad.

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mouse wrote

yeah, Ive been over "edgy" jokes since middle school anyway. White folk appropriating black humor into racism is a very real problem

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Dirtbagleftist wrote

When it comes to "blonde" jokes, I dont find them really problematic because blonde people are white and teasing whites isnt really an issue. However, if the joke is made in a sexist manner, you would have to be more careful.

When is a blonde joke ever not sexist?

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mouse wrote

I work as a cashier and a blonde man the other day did something clumsy and then said it was because he was blonde. Usually sexist though.

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