you’re being offensive just to sound funny, is it really worth it? When did it
become okay to treat marginalized communities like a punchline? Please check…
isn’t considered funny when it’s disparaging and patronizing. If you find amusement
in the denigration of marginalized groups, you really need to reevaluate your
life. Racist and xenophobic individuals may find humor in dehumanizing the
minorities; however, the joke that they find humorous is actually paradoxical
as it addresses conflicting messages.
of their words can be perceived with an underlying implicit and explicit
message. Racist humor is underscored with a hostile and aggressive connotation
that is explicit and it is also packaged with an implicit message only to
discount the prejudice.
is the most common response of an individual that tells a racist joke? You
must’ve learned it by heart; they always exclaim, “relax, it’s just a joke!”
is it really a joke? What about 3rd
degree murders, physical and sexual assaults, bullying incidents leading to
suicide attempts, and acid attacks – all on the basis of someone’s skin color?
Are they all nothing but a joke to these people?
can’t disguise your prejudiced attitude with frivolous humor and make it seem
trivial and harmless. In fact, science has given its approval and established
that racist humor fosters discrimination against minorities and targeted groups.
would you normally feel secure in stating racist and derogatory remarks in
public? Do you really believe that it would be acceptable? Is it possible to be
openly racist and not get a strong response? No, right?
a lot of racist individuals use humor as a tool to masquerade their actual
thoughts and feelings. They treat these jokes as if they’re funny and
irrelevant, and so minorities shouldn’t feel threatened or offended by them.
did we begin to monitor the parameters of humor? Should we even be allowed to
dictate what others can and can’t get offended by? Isn’t that typical
sociopathic behavior? Say something completely ignorant and abusive and still
expect others to not feel emotionally wrecked by it. Wow.
is borderline controlling and gaslighting behavior. How can you use comedy to exercise
internalized racism? What is even stranger is the fact that this behavior is
highly normalized in our society.
reveal that White individuals possess progressive views regarding the
minorities, especially the Black community. But is that really true? Didn’t we just witness the Black Lives Movement? And
now, ever since the pandemic, we have also seen a significant increase in Asian
attacks. How are these scenarios indicative of a progressive state?
light of the current circumstances, can we still claim that racist jokes are
funny? Do you think that Asian American activists are just wasting their time
and that they don’t really need to seek justice? Are they demanding equal
rights for “attention”? Is it a propaganda or a conspiracy?
not! These jokes need to stop immediately because they’re adding fuel to the
fire – and this fire is raging right now. Asian Americans would tell you that
racists jokes are something that they’ve grown accustomed to. They suggest that
since it’s something that they’ve grown up with, they’ve reached a place where
they’re unbothered by it. But obviously, you can’t entirely be unbothered when
you see such atrocious attacks on your people every day. Is it possible to
still mind your own business?
Or is it time to rock the boat and change the
time has come, the momentum is here, and it’s compulsory to make use of it. We
must make our voices heard because the Atlanta tragedy has united people
across the globe. People are ready to fight and seek justice. They no longer
want their family to get beaten up on the streets by random people. These
attacks have honestly struck a chord because they’re vicious and have lost all
sense of humanity.
During such difficult times, racist humor
should lose its “charm”. It’s honestly atrocious and abhorrent. The legal and
civil rights of Asian Americans is at risk, and so it’s about time for payback
and justice. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and pacific islanders have all
been experiencing significant stress and trauma due to the recent horrifying
attacks. If you still find these racist jokes humorous, you’re not just a
shitty human being with an immoral conscience, but a stain on humanity itself.
Check yourself before you wreck yourself!
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