HomeAnswerNotificationsCustomize Feeds
HOMEQUESTION
Is it OK to make jokes about minorities ?
$1.26
8 ANSWERS

It is not right really but it can be funny. You need a sense of humor and as long as no one gets hurt I see no issue.

Everyone has to see the funny things in life and we should be able to laugh about everyone. It is not personal but a joke and people take things way too seriously. if you can't laugh at yourself then you are the problem not the joke.

$0.41
Reply

I don't feel that it is. 

What is the basis for finding such a joke funny?

I highly dislike the term minority. I understand the root meaning, in it's simplistic form, but what does someone feel when they are referred to as such?

Less than? Smaller? Not like the rest? Different? 

Is this the perspective we should be instilling into our children?

I hope the answer is a resonating NO.

$0.41
Reply

I've lived all my life as part of a minority group. Need I tell you more?

No, it's not ok! I don't think many people would appreciate jokes like that!

People should be respected regardless of where or to which group they belong! Jokes can be offensive and no one has the right to offend others.

A joke is meant to entertain, offending others is not entertaining and those who enjoy this kind of so called entertainment has no respect for others.

$0.41
Reply

If they are mean-spirited jokes or worse jokes intended to dehumanize or degrade made about a minority in a precarious position, then not. The Scottish people are popularly considered misers, hard-drinking and whatnot and they are a minority in the UK, although they have a country of their own within the UK. Many jokes are told about their alcohol use and other less than admirable traits. Yet, I don't think any Scotsman will find himself seriously insulted by any of such jokes. For example:

"He decided to call his Scottish father-in-law the “Exorcist” because every time he came to visit he made the spirits disappear."

Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/28-of-the-best-ever-jokes-about-scotland/ 

$0.23
Reply

It's okay to make jokes about anything. Jokes don't kill People, gas connected to your shower instalation does.

$0.01
Reply

Let's see...

Socially it is wrong to make fun of a minority, especially if the jokes are accompanied by subtle insults or derogatory terms, so although it could be funny for me to make fun of someone is totally wrong.

However I also consider that in many cases too much importance is given to a simple joke (when it is simple and does not really seek to offend), when we as a society should focus on bigger problems. For example, is it wrong for Americans to make jokes about a Mexican but not the other way around? For me there shouldn't be a distinctive line between right and wrong if it's wrong to make fun of someone, it must be wrong in both senses. Whether or not you are a "minority" should not be a determining factor in allowing someone else to be referred to in a derogatory manner. 

$0.00
Reply

Socially it is not with everything taken into account appropriate to deride a minority, especially if the jokes are joined by unnoticeable attack or fundamental terms, so paying little personality to the way in which that it could be drawing in for me to stigmatize someone is completely upside down.

In any case I additionally consider that a standard an overabundance of noteworthiness is given to a sensible joke (when it is principal and does not using any strategies might want to attack), when we as a general people should turn around more troublesome issues. For example, is it wrong for Americans to make jokes about a Mexican regardless not the a substitute way? For me there shouldn't be a specific line among phenomenal and horrible if it's rash to insult someone, it must not be right in the two sees. Notwithstanding whether you are a "minority" should not be a picking fragment in allowing someone else to be surmised disparagingly.

$0.00
Reply

It isn't right truly at any rate it may intrigue. You require a silly inclination and as long as nobody gets hurt I see no issue.

Everybody needs to see the interesting things for the length of standard everyday presence and we ought to be able to laugh about everybody. It isn't precious yet a joke and individuals think about things far extremely basic. on the off chance that you can't chuckle at yourself then you are the issue not the joke.

$0.00
Reply