Do racial stereotypes get to you at all?

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#1 Posted by LegitGamer3212 (1593 posts) -

Weather it's about hispanics, asians, blacks, whites, do racial stereotypes offend you?

#2 Posted by DroidPhysX (17088 posts) -
They are funny.
#3 Posted by konvikt_17 (22131 posts) -

nope.

#4 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5271 posts) -
Not at all.
#5 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
In certain contexts, yes.
#6 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
They are funny.DroidPhysX
#7 Posted by dave123321 (33628 posts) -
In certain contexts, yes.ghoklebutter
#8 Posted by TrainerCeleste (1774 posts) -
In certain contexts, yes.ghoklebutter
^ This Where I live it's more funny but there are certain scenarios where it is just uncalled for and not exactly funny. As long as everyone in the room respects each other though they don't particularly bother me :) I find some of the things people say about me as well come to be true and that makes me laugh even more xD
#9 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
You're a beach if they offend you.
#10 Posted by OB-47 (10908 posts) -

All depends how it's done. I always make fun of my race and stuff in front of friends, but there's times where people actually treat you badly because of it. Also the internet is full of fools

#11 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -

sometimes yeah.

you know when someone makes a racial joke, but then you get that strong feeling that it wasn't meant to be just taken as a joke...

#12 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -
Though a white American I grew up as a minority in my local community. However, the white stereotypes that were given to me were all positive. For instance, I remember one occasion a girl gave a long list of reasons why she wanted to marry me. The list included such things as having good credit, being educated, not being on welfare, and having the ability to make pretty babies. I loled.
#13 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13593 posts) -

I get offended by people only getting offended by some.

Either they should all offend you or none of them should.

You can't embrace positive stereotypes while decrying the bad ones.

#14 Posted by GamerZem (539 posts) -

I think they're hilarious.

#15 Posted by thegerg (14684 posts) -
no
#16 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42584 posts) -
They do not offend me. They merely amuse me especially when some are played out in perfection in front of my eyes.
#17 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

No.

#18 Posted by OB-47 (10908 posts) -

They do not offend me. They merely amuse me especially when some are played out in perfection in front of my eyes.Stevo_the_gamer

Typical Caucasian answer :D

#19 Posted by D3nnyCrane (11986 posts) -
Yes, I chimp out big time.
#20 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34126 posts) -

I can enjoy race humor.

No no, not really.

#21 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -

Yes, I chimp out big time.D3nnyCrane

Hey, that's racist against chimpanzees.

Or is that speciesist?

#22 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

Yes, I chimp out big time.D3nnyCrane

LOL

#23 Posted by michael_1234576 (8620 posts) -
I can laugh at pretty much anything, I find that in times of sadness laughter always makes me feel better.
#24 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15499 posts) -

Weather it's about hispanics, asians, blacks, whites, do racial stereotypes offend you?

LegitGamer3212
Only when people assume I'm Mexican cause I speak Spanish. It's annoying.
#25 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

They are funny.DroidPhysX

#26 Posted by smokingsbad (38455 posts) -
They make life funnier, most of the time.
#27 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

No, the majority provide some decent humour.

#28 Posted by needled24-7 (15900 posts) -

no. besides, most of them are true, that's why they're stereotypes, they don't just come from nowhere.

#29 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -

I should clarify; while I do find racial stereotypes reprehensible in general, I do find myself laughing at many racist jokes. It's only when I hear stereotypes in a serious context that I get upset.

#30 Posted by Suzy_Q_Kazoo (9901 posts) -

No, but they get dumb and annoying if someone consistently uses them. Kills the joke.

#31 Posted by Chow_Mein_Kampf (6651 posts) -

Nah..........

Not really..........

#32 Posted by supa_badman (16623 posts) -
In certain contexts, yes.ghoklebutter
#33 Posted by Genetic_Code (13126 posts) -
Yes. Stereotypes, even if true, are not productive because they encourage generalizations. I will occasionally find a racist joke funny, but I don't think that's wise to retell the joke after having heard it because that only advances the stereotype further. The best way to eradicate the stereotype is just to ignore it, I think.
#34 Posted by dave123321 (33628 posts) -

I should clarify; while I do find racial stereotypes reprehensible in general, I do find myself laughing at many racist jokes. It's only when I hear stereotypes in a serious context that I get upset.

ghoklebutter
^
#35 Posted by PonchoTaco (1945 posts) -
Nope, I generally get a chuckle out of them.
#36 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6727 posts) -
Only the racist ones ... badum pssh!! Lol but nah, they don't. I heavily stereotype myself.
#37 Posted by edgewalker16 (2279 posts) -
#38 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2008 posts) -

Only when it affects my daily life. Like if a sucruity guard starts to follow me around a dept store I'll get a little frustatrated.

#39 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -

I think Louis C.K. sums it all up.

edgewalker16
need to fix the link.
#40 Posted by Cheleman (7616 posts) -

i really hate when people assume you're Mexican just because you speak spanish...

#41 Posted by konvikt_17 (22131 posts) -

[QUOTE="edgewalker16"]

I think Louis C.K. sums it all up.

SaudiFury

need to fix the link.

clicky

#42 Posted by Pffrbt (6474 posts) -

They do not offend me. They merely amuse me especially when some are played out in perfection in front of my eyes.Stevo_the_gamer

Why do you talk like a posh villain.

#43 Posted by Angie7F (1120 posts) -

I think stereotypes exist for a reason. So there is no point in being offended by it.

People are too touchy about racism and such, but the fact is, we are all different and we need to laugh about thoses differences, not hide them and pretend they dont exist.

#44 Posted by OB-47 (10908 posts) -

[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]They do not offend me. They merely amuse me especially when some are played out in perfection in front of my eyes.Pffrbt

Why do you talk like a posh villain.

Because one of the traits of being a villain is being a total toolbag with a superiority complex.

#45 Posted by MgamerBD (17550 posts) -
No, it breaks the ice with other races. Everyone loves a good black joke.
#46 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42584 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pffrbt"]

[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]They do not offend me. They merely amuse me especially when some are played out in perfection in front of my eyes.OB-47

Why do you talk like a posh villain.

Because one of the traits of being a villain is being a total toolbag with a superiority complex.

They get the hot chicks.
#47 Posted by tenaka2 (17013 posts) -

I get the piss taken because I am irish, does that count?

#48 Posted by junglist101 (5457 posts) -

As long as it's intended in good fun I see no problem with them. They're mostly based in some truth anyways...

#49 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -
They are funny.DroidPhysX
This. Especially when they apply to me.
#50 Posted by Jackc8 (8500 posts) -

Not in the slightest.