People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
What's the difference between a cadillac and a pile of dead babies
I don't have a Cadillac in my Garage.
I also wouldn't go up to a random girl on the street and ask her "Do you have a any italian in you" and when she says no ask her "Do you want some"
Does it mean those things are racist because I wouldn't go up to a random person on the street and say them? No, it means that jokes whose humor comes from being offensive are generally ACTUALLY offensive to a bad degree when made without any context, to complete strangers.
Hanging black people, in a general sense sans context, is not funny.
A pile of dead babies, in a general sense sans context, is not funny.
Propositioning a woman for sex, without any prior interaction, is generally not funny.
That doesn't mean that given a proper situations and context that they couldn't be funny.
Which is why the idiotic "why won't you go up to a random black guy and say it" argument is as idiotic as Aaronssongs inverse of that suggesting that "nigger" is always, without questioning, evil to say because someone wouldn't stand in the middle of a mall just repeating it loudly over and over again.
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
It always amazes me that some folks are so rigidly attached to their position that they cannot grasp the concept of CONTEXT. Things are NOT black or white, nor, in nearly all cases, are their absolutes.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
I think folks are getting confused by semantics.
One can be "victimized", but refuse to "play the victim".
I believe the blacks who left the store, complying with what was being instructed, were offended, and were "victimized" by the prankster.
Calling the store out, for it's negligence is not "playing the victim"...it's calling the store into accountability. I'm sure given what people know now, they have moved on, and are unfazed. It's not like it's a new occurrence, with no basis in reality.
I will agree that when white people make racist jokes, there's a public outcry for apologies and rehab. When racist jokes come from a minority, it's suppose to be funny. Frankly, I don't see the humor in either nor do I see the pressure for sensitivity training. If someone wants to build a career on being offensive, let their careers suffer by not being supported by a disgusted public.