You always have to watch what you say and tiptoe around people these days because you may offend this group or insult that group. It's just rediculous. I'm from Kentucky and I have heard all of the redneck illiterate hillbilly jokes out there hell we all have and do you see us getting all pissed off? No because it's just a joke, but you tell a black joke or a joke about gays and the sh*t really hits the fans.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on May. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by NicMorgan at 5:31 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on May. 13, 2009
Yes I know what you mean. I call my DH, Black...He doesn't mind that tittle..But others freak out.Some one called me Euro-American once,,I said what happened to white person or caucasian.
Answer by louise2 at 5:35 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by LuckyClown at 6:32 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 6:54 PM on May. 13, 2009
As a black woman, part of me hears you; and, half the time I want to tell people to: "Hug it out, bishes! And, laugh! It was JUST a joke!" But, I think given the "I'm suing you" mentality/climate, jokes about race/gender/sexual orientation/physical challenges can be taken out of context and end up on the court transcript during a Civil Rights violation-case... Which is unfortunate and a blatant exploitation of the whole point of the Civil Rights Act. HOWEVER, I still think we need to be mindful of the fact that our words can create/fuel deep-rooted beliefs that lead to negative actions that demean/discriminate which is the REAL reason why our Civil Rights need to be protected as women, people of color, GLBT, physically challenged, etc. Still, I wish funny could just be funny...
Answer by jonosmama at 7:11 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 7:14 PM on May. 13, 2009
Of coarse I know that words can be hurtful and I know that some people say things because they want to be mean or hurt someones feelings (and in my opinion they should smacked), but life is hard enough in this day and age without seeing a discrimination suit around every corner. Sometimes we all just need to laugh it off. I know I would never want to deliberately hurt someone or make them feel bad, but some people I just want to say "take that stick out of your butt and chill out". Plus whatever happened to "sticks and stones can brake my bones but words can never hurt me"?
Answer by Julia0331 at 7:56 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Fallaya at 8:18 PM on May. 13, 2009