Are white people jokes racist?
These were difficult times in America to be white. This may surprise people who aren’t white. After all, decades ago, white people felt so free to love their whiteness or celebrate their whiteness openly or talked about how much white people love to be and do white activities. The interlocutors for white feelings, which always existed but traditionally less openly vocal, have been amplified by recent politics and media trends. It seems like an extra-caucasian Christmas for the white people almost every week.
What are the jokes?
Many white people have otherwise been damned to silence too long… according to them and white friends, the new state of affairs has been very liberating.
Perhaps many folks are fun with white people in response to the release of white people from their chains of rhetoric, just as the Irish were once liberated (regardless of the fact check). We’re not talking only about the dental old school gags of white people who enjoy excessive mayonnaise, our spicy food terror, or our outsize commitment to NASCAR’s endless left turns. Even the highly respectful Ta-Nehisi Coates recently thought of the unfair stereotype of white people’s legendary failure to dance.
What are the views about the jokes?
But luckily you know, secretly, if you are white, that’s not true! Racism and racist jokes aren’t bright; differently, they affect various people. Whites are all aware that racism is a pyramid, which always rolls down the effects of racism (and the jokes). The game is built on a pyramid that has been built up over hundreds of aggregate racisms (and racist jokes). We call the pyramid ‘institutional racism,’ and it never hurts its feelings.
Therefore Whites get angry — or at least publicly angry — about whites jokes, whites get angry at white-power threats. Threats like women of color join the New York Times editorial board following more intelligent and more funny Twitter jokes. Racism is a mechanism to maintain an imbalance of power — making racism or racism over a white man impossible, by definition.
White people know very well that whiteness can be bigoted, and that may be discrimination if a person of color hates white people. But the sounding racial of non-white people is the closest most of us will be able to use N-word publicly, and some can do so.