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Thread: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

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    Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    We see it on TV and in the movies everyday. A black comedian or a black sitcom or a black movie. They move directly into bashing on whites, calling them honkies, crackers and other derogatory terms. Often times they'll have whites appear to be ignorant about the world around them and so on.

    They're are even stations, BET, that tailor a large segment of their broadcasts are directed right at this type of comedy.

    So, should this be allowed or is this another type of racism? Should whites be allowed to launch all white networks, such as WET, that target their jokes towards blacks?

    Keep in mind, blacks use the term "cracker" and "honkie" (recently heard Kid Rock use Honkie) all the time, when's the last time you heard a modern movie where a white used the "N" word?

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Depends on what you mean by okay. Jokes about all races are a significant part of comedy. You take that away, the funny goes away too.
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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Yep, nothing should be off limits IMO.
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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDZ View Post
    Keep in mind, blacks use the term "cracker" and "honkie" (recently heard Kid Rock use Honkie) all the time, when's the last time you heard a modern movie where a white used the "N" word?
    Theyre not quite equivalent...
    Also, lotsof white people think it's funny.
    If there was an issue alot of people would be offended
    Seems to be just you.

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    There will always be a double standard. The argument is, "whites don't need _______, because every other ______ already favors white people". You can fill that in with TV channels, scholarships, rights organizations, colleges, etc. It's probably true, to some extent. I don't really care at the end of the day if we don't have a "WET" channel, or if jokes are made against us. Lisa Lampanelli has made jokes about black people. Greg Geraldo, too. George Carlin and Bill Hicks made fun of everybody. It's all about exploiting stereotypes.
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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    It might not be moral to be racist, but you certainly have every right to be.


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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDZ View Post
    We see it on TV and in the movies everyday. A black comedian or a black sitcom or a black movie. They move directly into bashing on whites, calling them honkies, crackers and other derogatory terms. Often times they'll have whites appear to be ignorant about the world around them and so on.

    They're are even stations, BET, that tailor a large segment of their broadcasts are directed right at this type of comedy.

    So, should this be allowed or is this another type of racism? Should whites be allowed to launch all white networks, such as WET, that target their jokes towards blacks?

    Keep in mind, blacks use the term "cracker" and "honkie" (recently heard Kid Rock use Honkie) all the time, when's the last time you heard a modern movie where a white used the "N" word?
    The words "honkie" and "cracker" don't have the same connotation as "nigger." They just don't. I don't find either name offensive, actually -- because I wasn't asked to sit in the back of the bus or sleep in a different hotel or drink out of a separate fountain or use a different restroom or step off the sidewalk when a white went by or risk getting killed if I whistled at a black woman or made to serve my master morning 'til night.

    Very different circumstances.
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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The words "honkie" and "cracker" don't have the same connotation as "nigger." They just don't. I don't find either name offensive, actually -- because I wasn't asked to sit in the back of the bus or sleep in a different hotel or drink out of a separate fountain or use a different restroom or step off the sidewalk when a white went by or risk getting killed if I whistled at a black woman or made to serve my master morning 'til night.

    Very different circumstances.
    Nether have most "black" people today had any of that done to them...

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Their parents or grandparents might well have, in fact anyone over 50 years old may remember it.
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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    It's okay for comedians to be racist if they're funny.

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