Subconscious Support of the Wrong Thing???
Why is it that humor (not ALL humor) only comes when the black male (or black people in general) is ingorant and acts out stereotypes of his race? Is this true? For example, a white person acting out white stereotypes is nowhere near as funny as a black person acting out black streoptypes. Why is this? Do we give American satisfaction by making fun of ourselves? I talked to another friend of mine about this and his reaction was that this is a problem with every race except white b/c they don't see anything wrong with themselves. I would have to agree. Throughout history, whatever whites have done has always been considered "the norm" and acceptable, so I don't think it would CONSCIOUSLY apply to them as it would other races.
Dave Chappelle...Genius or Ignorant?...Needless to say, he is the leader of crossing the acceptable racial line for humor...Ok he pretty much destroys it. The racial draft, The Black/White Supremacist, The Niggar Family, his stand-up comedy, all if it, although it is seen as "comedy" and very well-liked, uses black streotypes as a means of humor. Is he funny because the material he uses is TABOO in society but he opts to use it anyway? Now there is the argument that crossing such lines of race, and using stereotypes for humor helps "desensitize" them, eliminate them, and shows how ignorant the user is...but is this true? Does it fix the said problem, or does it give the rest of America approval to further use them? The most visible example of this is the uprising use of the N-Word. This 6-letter word has sparked issues not only between blacks and whites, but between blacks themselves as well. The word that use to and STILL DOES dehumanize African-Americans has "supposedly" changed meanings over the years and has been desensitized and "embraced" by the black community (just to clear it up, this is NOT the case...). Nowadays you can't go 30 feet without hearing it from someone (yes someone, because it's used by basically all races now), the radio, or tv. This presents the same problem: if the N-word is constantly used in mainstream media, does it fix the problem, or does it give the rest of American approval to use it?
What are your thoughts? Are you a victim of subconscious support or are you someone who refuses to support films with content you don't agree with? What do you think about Dave Chappelle and his comedy? What are your views of the uprising use of the N-Word?........Mentally Emancipate.....