Blonde jokes are racist, right?

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    So, I guess calling Black people as Nappy Gorillas isn't racist, because Nappy isn't a race, and neither is Gorilla.
     
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    I had a Black person call me the N word one time, and it wasn't with any A ending.
     
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    You're missing the point.

    That is slurs like "nappy haired" jokes are not the real issue.

    The issue is that these slurs take place against a backdrop of systemic and institutional racism. And that backdrop of housing and job discrimination, racial profiling, unequal health care access, best selling books about how stupid black people are (bell curve) and a media that regularly presents black people makes slurs, even if relatively minor, take on a bigger meaning.

    So for you who pathetically tries to change the subject to slurs used occasionally whites like blonde haired jokes or honky or cracker.

    Please note

    It's precisely the lack of any power to back up those words, which makes them so much easier for whites to shrug off.

    But black people of color are well aware that the slurs used against us are just tip of the iceberg.
     
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    Ok. And then what happened?
     
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    "Nappy-headed idiot" is too close to truth. It makes the PC crowd uncomfortable.
     
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    Black is a race.
    You are not very good at this.

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    Your argument is falling apart faster than you can put it back together.
     
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    I had a Black person (my Conga drum instructor) call me the B word ("black") after doing well with the drum, and I took it as a high compliment.

    Obviously he meant culturally.
     
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    Actually, Black isn't really a race.

    It may very well be a nick-name for a race.

    But, most people we call Black people, are actually of the Negroid race.
     
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    How do you figure that?

    It seems most here thus far follow the Liberal notions that racial characteristics against Black people like mocking nappy hair is racist, but mocking White people's racial characteristics like blonde hair isn't racist.

    There's simply a major hypocrisy at play.
     

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