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Racism - Am i overacting? watch

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    My black friend... one of my best mates sent me this 3 days ago and although i found it quite racist - I said nothing, Now i'm starting to think about it and it's starting to kinda bother me.. should i tell him i found this offensive and i am surprised a friend of mine would be into this type of comedy? I know it's comedy... but eeeh just..... meh.

    Have a look for yourself? am i overacting..




    watch the whole of it before you pass judgment, please.
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    I find "racist" humour hilarious, I find all "stereotypical" humour hilarious. Found the video fairly funny, not worth watching though, not offensive at all. What's so bad about it? What offends you in that video?


    If he had been all "damn honky, made us slaves, living in his caravan doing some mud-wrestling, he cant run, his wife hasnt got no boobs" then I could maybe understand, but this? Nope
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    yes you are over reacting. there was nothing in that to suggest one race is better than another, just that they react differently in certain situations.
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    yeah you are, people really need to relax with the term racist.
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    (Original post by rich2606)
    yes you are over reacting. there was nothing in that to suggest one race is better than another, just that they react differently in certain situations.
    which is racist when somebody says it about black people but not when its about white people
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    It doesn't imply inferiority of any sort, but just makes fun of a stereotype, so I wouldn't consider it particularly racist
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    LOL at the video and yes you are overreacting.
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    The most offensive bit was his dancing.. because I have no rhythm like that as a white guy... lol
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    I don't find it racist, i just think it's stupid :confused:.
    While we're on the subject, why do black comedians always have to make jokes about race? I can't think of any that don't do it. In fact, I watched Lenny Henry at the Apollo the othre night, and his whole act pretty much centered around it. Don't they have anything else to go on? I'm not being 'racist', just honest, but a white person would not get away with that.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't find it racist, i just think it's stupid :confused:.
    While we're on the subject, why do black comedians always have to make jokes about race? I can't think of any that don't do it. In fact, I watched Lenny Henry at the Apollo the othre night, and his whole act pretty much centered around it. Don't they have anything else to go on? I'm not being 'racist', just honest, but a white person would not get away with that.
    Why the anon? Don't be afraid lol :p:
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    It wasn't really to my taste, but I didn't find it racist per se. He poked fun at white culture and black culture, and a lot of comedy is based around stereotypes in this way. If he was dealing with issues like class, gender and nationality would you have been so offended? If you've ever seen Bernard Manning's stand-up, now that's racist. This seems pretty inoffensive comparatively.

    Edit - I'd also like to address the point that if a white man was making these sort of jokes he would be considered racist. This is true to an extent, which I think is a shame and a product of our non-offensive culture. But, bare in mind that Scottish comedians crack jokes about Scotland vs. England and northern comedians about the North vs. the South - black comedians like this man are just playing to their strengths, experiences and observations.
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    dude, you are overreacting
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    I think you are overreacting
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    I thought it was pretty funny, haha.

    OP - chill the **** out, about everything
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    Is this racist:
    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/video...kzfndmpl86oAMl
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    Ahh man. It's been too long since I've seen a Cedric clip.
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    http://afrocityblog.files.wordpress....04/racism1.jpg
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    (Original post by Pacman23)
    Is this racist:
    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/video...kzfndmpl86oAMl
    LMFAO! **** me, that is hilarious.
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    (Original post by amii_G)
    RIP Cedric.
    He's not dead
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedric_the_Entertainer
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    if that offended u, i cnt imagine how u would be like if u was East Asian! haha
 
 
 
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