Should racist terms be used in jokes
Harvey Levin, manager and leader of the show TMZ has recently said that Blazing Saddles, which has the N word in it a number of times, is better than other movies that make fun of other movies. Should we be laughing when a movie like that comes out?
I do not like racist terms, period. The only time they are appropriate is when a child asks innocently what one means, and quickly learns not to say it again because of its derogatory meaning.
I suppose if it's showing a character's "character" in a movie or book, maybe then... only if it is clear that the use is inappropriate and demeaning.
About the larger question regarding the propriety of racial terms: It depends on who is using those terms. As a Caucasian, I feel reasonably comfortable in using the term 'honky' in describing myself. It may even be helpful if the other people in the conversation appear to be nodding off.
Racist terms or any other insulting terms really hurt even if they are said as a joke. Most of the time, they are meant to hurt and the people saying them simply hide behind the joke. It is rare that jokes such are innocent.
by Jonas 5 years ago
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by Arthur Fontes 8 years ago
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by Sheepsquatch 6 years ago
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by Nicole Canfield 2 years ago
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