- Feb 27, 2009
ContextIf it’s inappropriate to say to a Black person it’s ok to say it a white one?
Where did he learn that using racist slurs was cool and funny?
Why is using racist slurs cool and funny?
Do you use racist slurs when having private conversations with your friends?
I say all sorts of un-pc things amongst my friends in private conversation. What’s acceptable in good company isn’t always the same as what’s acceptable in public. Take a lot of things we say to eachother out of context and it can absolutely be a bad look that would be difficult and awkward to explain. It’s something that has crossed my mind many times. My circle of friends is like a Benetton ad when it comes to diversity. So jokes about race are frequent and at times being the white guy in the room it does make me take pause and I often worry that we take it too far and should perhaps dial things back even though I know at the end of the day we’re all mostly on the same page when it comes to real issues of race and diversity.