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White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?

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It's an interesting phenomenon, but almost every stand up comedian of color will, at some point in his or her routine, jump into the racial stereotypes.  To be fair, s/he will start by poking fun at his own race, but then moves on to others.  I don't know that I am personally offended by the jokes, but admittedly, the "white men have small penises" and "white women are sprung for some brothers" jokes that you hear on BET Comic View re-runs really get old after a while.

jgatsby

Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 02:48:27 PM »
They don't bother me.  At my college orientation they had a black comic who made fun of every race one by one.  Some Arab students took a lot of offense and made a complaint so they made him end early, but his jokes about white people didn't offend me.  I guess it is a personal issue.  I'm just not sensitive to such humor, but I also have pretty thick skin to personal attacks as well.   

skaiserbrown

Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 02:50:15 PM »
why would we care? it's not like we have any history of being oppressed.

(well, except for the jewish, polish, irish, german, italian, etc. among us ;))

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Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 02:55:17 PM »
why would we care? it's not like we have any history of being oppressed.

(well, except for the jewish, polish, irish, german, italian, etc. among us ;))

You forgot us british poms, you'll friggin kicked us out of our own colony... ;)

skaiserbrown

Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 03:01:38 PM »
pfft. the last time the brits were oppressed a reformed norseman named william the conquerer was marching around hastings.

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Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 03:07:55 PM »
Hey now, I think you're belittling and oppressing me. Either that our making a joke. ;)

skaiserbrown

Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005, 03:09:09 PM »
it's what i have to do. the brits starved my ancestors so much that they had to come to america. where they killed my other ancestors.

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Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2005, 03:10:50 PM »
So you're alive how?  ;)

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Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2005, 03:56:52 PM »
it's what i have to do. the brits starved my ancestors so much that they had to come to america. where they killed my other ancestors.

Erin go braugh!

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Re: White people, do you get offended when Black comedians make "white" jokes?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2005, 04:04:57 PM »
Dear black people, quit making fun of us.

Sincerely, White People


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