What is a joke about stereotyping?

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Would a stereotypical joke be...

Racist...
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20%
...or just Politically Incorrect
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80%
 
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What is a joke about stereotyping?

Postby unriggable on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:49 pm

So I had an argument the other day, about wether a joke that stereotypes an entire race is either racist or politically incorrect. What do you guys think?
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:53 pm

Do you have an example?
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Postby foolish_yeti on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:53 pm

why are the two options mutually exclusive?
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Postby unriggable on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:54 pm

"What do you call a bunch of white gutys rolling down a hill? Avalanche. What do you call a bunch of black guys running down a hill? Mudslide. What do you call a bunch of mexicans running down a hill? Jailbreak."
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Postby Incandenza on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:55 pm

unriggable wrote:"What do you call a bunch of white gutys rolling down a hill? Avalanche. What do you call a bunch of black guys running down a hill? Mudslide. What do you call a bunch of mexicans running down a hill? Jailbreak."


I think it helps if the joke is actually funny.
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Postby hecter on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:56 pm

I think that is a stupid and shitty joke.
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Postby jay_a2j on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:56 pm

unriggable wrote:"What do you call a bunch of white gutys rolling down a hill? Avalanche. What do you call a bunch of black guys running down a hill? Mudslide. What do you call a bunch of mexicans running down a hill? Jailbreak."



racist.... I could give two hoots about political correctness.
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Postby unriggable on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:56 pm

Incandenza wrote:I think it helps if the joke is actually funny.


"Why isnt there a mexican olympic team? Because if a mexican can run fast or jump high they're on the US olympic team"
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Postby Jesse, Bad Boy on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:56 pm

What about the "neither" option?
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:56 pm

There are really that many Mexicans in prison?
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Postby wcaclimbing on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:59 pm

nice joke
LOL.

do religion jokes count as racist or politically correct?

Another mexican joke.

How do you find all the mexicans in a city?
roll a quarter down a hill.
How do you know which is the richest?
its the one that got the quarter!
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Postby Jesse, Bad Boy on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:59 pm

Why aren't there any black astronauts?

Because their lips explode at 3,000 feet.


How do you circumcise a redneck?

Kick his sister in the jaw.


What do you call ten gays in a sleeping bag?

Fruit roll-up.


What's the difference between a black man and an Irish man?

Irish man does not go down after 40 shots.


What's an Irish seven course meal?

Six pack and a potato.
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Postby Lord Canti on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:04 pm

Stereotypes are just positive or negative observations made about a group through experience with that group. As long as you use the same system of thought for each group, anylyze credible evidence and statistics before forming stereotypes for that group, it is not racist.

A racist action would involve predjudice, no analysis of facts, and a agenda of causing hatred of a certain group.

Long story short...

Stereotypes: can be supported by facts

Racist statements:no factual basis, should be treated as lunacy
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Postby Kahless on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:07 pm

100m runners generally run faster than 1500m runners, is that a racist stereotype? :wink:
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Postby wcaclimbing on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:07 pm

Lord Canti wrote:Racist statements:no factual basis, should be treated as lunacy

White people are idiots.
^racist, yet totally conceited.
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Postby Lord Canti on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:07 pm

Jesse, Bad Boy wrote:
What's the difference between a black man and an Irish man?

Irish man does not go down after 40 shots.


What's an Irish seven course meal?

Six pack and a potato.


As an Irismman, I say..
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:08 pm

I actually think some of those were pretty funny. Maybe because I grew up with the Swedish-Danish-Finnish-Norwegian jokes, they usually feature 3 groups and at least one is always screwed.
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Postby Lord Canti on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:11 pm

Message deleted....
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Postby gethine on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:12 pm

i guess it often depends on if you are actually trying to offend or trying to be funny...hard to tell though
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:12 pm

He was referring to the "white people are stupid" line of his.
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Postby wcaclimbing on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:18 pm

what about my comment? the guy deleted what he said.
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Postby Wisse on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:28 pm

its racist
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:28 pm

He thought you were referring to him because of the "^". Nothing bad.
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Postby mandalorian2298 on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:36 pm

I don't care about race, religion, gender etc. I also don't give a shit what people that can't take a joke think of me. A sense of humor and tollerance are the highest values I know (and by "tolerance" I don't mean that you should tiptoe around people out of fear that you are gonna hurt their feelings. I mean that everyone has a right to belive or say anything they like and if I don't agree with them that is my problem, not theirs)
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Postby btownmeggy on Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:22 pm

unriggable wrote:"What do you call a bunch of white gutys rolling down a hill? Avalanche. What do you call a bunch of black guys running down a hill? Mudslide. What do you call a bunch of mexicans running down a hill? Jailbreak."


I think this joke would make sense and be funnier if you switched "mexicans" and "black guys".
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