Poll: Do you accept racist/ism jokes?
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Yes
50 71%
No
20 29%
Voters: 70.
#1
What do you call an african having a swim?


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The taboo on racist jokes online seems to be seriously misrepresented, nevermind overreacted in general. Maybe it's because people try and keep themselves clean from possible later attacks of character, but where I am (an all boys school) jokes don't really have any limits to them. I don't see anything wrong with a racist joke- so long as it is for the joke, with a nice pun or witty punchline (Yeah I realise the one I made isn't very great, but I can bring up about 6 more quickly, they're told in succession, which is the point of this style of jokes).
The thread was spurred by a random thread just created about a guy fighting a black person, where people had a rant, even though the reference to the man being black was justified.

I remember I once heard a series of these jokes (what do you call a maori ____? Black ____). Then someone piped up "What do you call a maori with a wooden leg? **** on a stick."
I felt like punching that guy, and ever since have regarded him as despicably as I possibly could. It's funny, you could tell what kind of a person he was straight from that, he never once did anything that could waver my dislike to him.

Anyway my point is that the taboo surrounding racist jokes, especially with respects to coloured comedians such as Chris Rock (and I realise the natural ability for him to be successful because with him we can be comfortable believing him not to be racist. Well, we think he isn't.)
I'm an african myself (albiet white... however with my family's background/ my upbringing in no way could that be used against me). I don't think I'm racist, but don't mind a racist joke... so long as it's only for the joke. Vote on the poll, do you accept it?

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#2
You only need one thread.



EDIT: Oops, looks like you deleted the other one. There's nothing wrong with a joke as long as it's funny. That picture was for the closed thread with the black nerd fight.
#3
depends on who there towards to though..


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#4
Racist just are just a bit of fun.

I tell them sometimes.

But I'm not racist at all.

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#5
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depends on who there towards to though..



But why should that matter? If you're going to be biased on something biased... it's a bit hypocritical. If you can only tell racist jokes about certain people, you seem to be proving your racism, right?

South Park's genius lies in that they make no partiality: showing that they aren't themselves partial.
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#6
nice pic
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#8
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I've heard so many racist jokes, told by many different races.


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#9
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I've heard so many racist jokes, told by many different races.


+2
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#10
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I've heard so many racist jokes, told by many different races.

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#11
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#12
I really dont mind them, I guess it can depend on a joke tho, most are in good taste so people dont mine, but ones that are just bad (like your **** on the stick one) are bad. Were as playing on sterotypes, like the joke, what do you say when you see you TV floating at night? Drop it ******. I find them alrite because people dont mean it, so in other words, I find those types of jokes funny, only idiots get offended by jokes.
#13
as long as they're neutral, its fine...like jokes about all races...but if it picks on one in particular..thats when it gets nasty.
#14
but i always find it strange how white people get the least of the racist jokes. it's usually towards blacks or asians, mexicans, etc. it seems to be that us whites get the least of the racism, and we complain about how we're "not treated fairly". being not treated fairly is having to work every single day of the week with no pay and little food, and if you do one little thing wrong, you get beaten, just because you're black. yes, i am talking about slavery. or how about having to move to the back of a bus because you're black. or drinking out of a different water fountain and using a different bathroom because you're black. today it is almost the same. whites are treated most fairly, that's how it is. but that's not how it should be. face it, racism is not funny. and in my opinion, if you tell one, you should go to hell.
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#15
The thing with racist jokes is knowing where the line is. Some jokes are just harmless fun, but some are f*cking vile. The way I look at it is by asking myself whether I'd be 100% cool saying it to one of my mates of the race being mocked.
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#16
Quote by Jacob6293
but i always find it strange how white people get the least of the racist jokes. it's usually towards blacks or asians, mexicans, etc. it seems to be that us whites get the least of the racism, and we complain about how we're "not treated fairly". being not treated fairly is having to work every single day of the week with no pay and little food, and if you do one little thing wrong, you get beaten, just because you're black. yes, i am talking about slavery. or how about having to move to the back of a bus because you're black. or drinking out of a different water fountain and using a different bathroom because you're black. today it is almost the same. whites are treated most fairly, that's how it is. but that's not how it should be. face it, racism is not funny. and in my opinion, if you tell one, you should go to hell.

First of all, you're 50-250 years late on most of that, douchebag. Second, hell isn't real (before attacking me on this subject address my real points).
Third, one race can not be treated "most fairly". You are a ****ing retard.
#17
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Third, one race can not be treated "most fairly". You are a ****ing retard.


Before you start throwing insults around, why don't you engage your brain, you "****ing retard". Of course one race can be treated more fairly.

Treating fair = Taking each person on their individual merits and not by the colour of their skin

Not treating fair = Having pre-conceived prejudices about someone because of their skin colour

Let's play the "guess where the white man goes, and guess where the Pakistani goes" game
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#18
I've never heard a white person complain about not being fairly treated.

I think that most racist jokes just need to be taken lightly, they are meant as jokes and not personal attacks. However, there are some complete dim-witted **** that like to tell the ones that arn't funny at all and are meant as attacks.
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So, apparently "Britain has a large Pakistani community" is now a source of humour?

I hope your Daily Mail strangles you, to be honest.
#19
What is it with you people and dividing people into "races" and ethnicities anyway?

And I say it depends on who's telling them, and in what context. I sometimes make fun of prejudices with a little tease, like I said to this girl playing GTA: "You know, for being black you're a pretty lousy carthief."

But not all people say it with a playfulness. Like these twats at my last job. But that's a different story.
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#20
racism just isn't funny
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#21
Would you tell the same joke if a black person was standing next to you? If your answer is no, then you obviously consider your owns jokes offensive and as a sign of racism.

What Kensai said really; see people, not blacks and whites.
#22
Quote by Renka
Would you tell the same joke if a black person was standing next to you? If your answer is no, then you obviously consider your owns jokes offensive and as a sign of racism.

What Kensai said really; see people, not blacks and whites.

very true
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So, apparently "Britain has a large Pakistani community" is now a source of humour?

I hope your Daily Mail strangles you, to be honest.
#23
its basically like most things.

you have got to know where to draw the line.
also make sure you dont make anyone feel uncomfortable or singled out.
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#24
racist jokes are alrite as long as they dont offend people or if u go overboard with some jokes. such as calling black people '**** on a stick'. dats not cool
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