Discussion Is it racist to make fun of stereotypes?

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  1. LittleAsianBoy

    LittleAsianBoy The Hidden in Plain Sight Guy

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    Is it racist to make fun of stereotypes of Asian people as an Asian person? I've made fun of the fact that I'm an example of lots of Asian stereotypes such as eating rice, doing some form of martial arts, eating noodles, and being above average at math (Not great). Am I a racist or a bigot who should be punished in some way?
     
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    Clozdark "Kuma chan \(≧◡≦)/ "「airhead」「nonsense speaker]

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    OverlyFriendly I should do something about

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    Those are asian stereotypes?
    didnt know that
     
  4. Greedyspree

    Greedyspree 『Exile within the back room』

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    No...I truly do wish people would check what a word truly means. A Racist, is someone who believes a particular race is superior to another. It has nothing to do with stereotypes or jokes.
    Racial traits, and racial differences, are not racist. They are just racial qualities.
     
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    ru5ty Citizen of MILF Kingdom

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    As long as no one get mad its fine. Also depends on your intention, are you making fun asian people or just jokes.
     
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    Lord Sith Lego Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but you're a racist. Don't categorize all Asians together like they do in the US. I'm soooo triggered. Need to go back to my safe space.
     
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    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    eating rice and noodles is a stereotype?
     
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    mmsupreme How do I change my custom title?

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    Only if you're not funny
     
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    I certainly agree that racial qualities are different from racism, and comments on them are therefore not necessarily racist. Except for when those stereotypes and jokes perpetuate the idea of inferiority of a race. Such as the stereotype of Asians as cowards, which is where the phrase"yellow coward" comes from.
    Making the joke as a person of the race, you have more leeway, but be careful and judge your audience.
     
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    yes, it is. but here's the thing, all people are racists to some degree. we are racists when we assume that black guys are good in basketball, for instance. or that they have big dicks. what most people should understand is that racism is not evil per se. it becomes bad when one looks down on others because of skin color. as for racial jokes, the threshold is a matter of good taste.
     
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    I think, for one, we should suspend the word "racism" for now. Pretend it doesn't exist. It's too politically charged for us to have reasonable dialogue.

    A rule that I have for myself is to think about things through the lens of being a nice person.

    If you say something, and somebody was clearly upset/bothered by it, the nice thing to do is probably apologize, consider their feelings in the future and don't use that kind of language with them anymore. If you intentionally say upsetting things in front of somebody whom you know will be upset, that's just not being nice. That's just mean.

    On the other hand, if you say something, and they never hear it, then in that case I might call it a harmless joke. But that's only because they don't hear it.

    But then if we start digging deeper about how people tend not to like speaking out if they're bothered/upset at all...... but that's complicated so we'll stop here for now.
     
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    laclongquan Well-Known Member

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    Is it racist to care about the label racist?
    I mean, it seem the label is trending these days. you can attach to anything and everything.
    Come on, grow a pair!
     
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    Balthazzar 『Reformed Member of NuF Society』

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    >_> not all americans categorize asians together....
     
  15. Balthazzar

    Balthazzar 『Reformed Member of NuF Society』

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    Is it fucked up to make a rape joke?
    ......................
    probably but I still do it and laugh at 'em
     
  16. Greedyspree

    Greedyspree 『Exile within the back room』

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    People are touchy these days, especially when it comes to being politically correct.
     
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    xalienxgamerx Mmm friend...

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    Debatable...
     
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    No and if anyone gets offended they can go fuck themselves.
     
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    Are you actually serious right now.
     
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    I've done a report on this. Most people I interviewed said it's fine if you are doing it among friends (people who know you are just joking).