Making fun of a black guy as an individual vs. Making fun of a guy because he's black = Two different things. Different ethnic targets have differing levels of acceptability. I'm not saying you shouldn't make fun of whoever you want to, but it's pretty naive to think that past history has nothing to do with how acceptable it is to make a joke about a particular race. Jokes do not occur in a bubble devoid of context. It's not exactly complex the reasons why people think that jokes about racial groups your people (say, Americans and slavery in general) have treated pretty shittily aren't kosher.
" @Godot said:Oh I see. So it's only bad if you have had some terrible episode in the past? Sorry but that's pretty dumb. Again, jokes don't bother me, I used to live in a house with my bro, two english guys and a black guy. You couldn't be super sensitive in that environment, everyone made fun of everyone and it was cool. But at no point did we go "Hey wait, don't make fun of the black guy. White people made them slaves back in the day. They've suffered enough" Everyone should be treated the same. This vid doesn't really bother me that much cause it's jokes. And nobody likes the English. I was just making a point. "
" @audiosnag said:" I'm half Mexican...don't take myself too seriously, but I think it's interesting that they probably wouldn't ever say "Imagine waking up and remembering you're Black" or "a Jew". "Pretty sure Mexicans haven't been subjected to the same amount of racism and prejudice as black people and Jews. "
But hey, no-one likes the English! Bit of a random aside to throw in there, but whatever.