Racist “Humour”

I know we’ve covered this ground here many times before, but aren’t we getting a little sick of the implausible “it was a just a joke” defence whenever some political hack – almost always of the right-wing persuasion it seems – is caught out for circulating crap that is not only offensively racist, but also seriously unfunny?

It’s good to see for a change that some Republicans in Florida are speaking out against the party official in Orange County that sent out the message in question, but you can bet that for every one of those, there are ten times as many right-wingers that will be indignantly pissed off about the “political correctness” of those taking offence.

3 Replies to “Racist “Humour””

  1. Quite true.

    The rotten thing is that it’s perfect defense because, as any sensible person would, a lot of liberals also cringe at the excesses of “political correctness”… The effect however is that it gets them questioning themselves and spinning off into nuanced considerations about free speech, etc., rather than just calling it out for what it is.

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