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A person in my class cracked a joke involving blackface costumes. Even when the people around him squirmed in their seats he went on. I was behind him and wanted to exert considerable force on every pressure point in his body.

Then there are the ocassions when people use words like chink and ****** in an "ironicaly racist" way. For example young women who elongate their eyes and imitate chinamen or who pretend to be gangsta and throw around the word *****.

What should you do if you are the offended party in that case. As a black/Pakistani/Chinese/Inuit/Martian guy in a group what would the right response to obvious racial slurs like the above be?

Do you take it personally?
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A person in my class cracked a joke involving blackface costumes. Even when the people around him squirmed in their seats he went on. I was behind him and wanted to exert considerable force on every pressure point in his body.

Then there are the ocassions when people use words like chink and ****** in an "ironicaly racist" way. For example young women who elongate their eyes and imitate chinamen or who pretend to be gangsta and throw around the word *****.

What should you do if you are the offended party in that case. As a black/Pakistani/Chinese/Inuit/Martian guy in a group what would the right response to obvious racial slurs like the above be?

Do you take it personally?
I'm Chinese, people are racist all the time but because I'm not easily offended and always laugh it off its just a joke. We take the piss outta loads of stuff :L after all this i made some of the best mates I have simply because they realised I had a sense of humour. I dunno I'm not very sensitive so I can't help! Sorry

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