Hate joke example

whiteandmildblr:

realsocialskills:

When I was in middle school there was a racist ‘personality quiz’ joke that was framed as an innocent question, “Which would you rather have: vanilla or chocolate ice cream?” If you said you like chocolate better, it meant you preferred oral sex with a black boy. Trust me, white girls quickly changed their answers when they realized what the implication was.
realsocialskills said:
Wow, that’s horrible. And it’s a particularly clear example of a hate joke. (I bet most of those same girls vehemently denied that they could ever have any racist attitudes.)

whiteandmildblr said:

Or maybe they aren’t attracted to blacks?

realsocialskills said:

The point of that hate joke is to sexually humiliate women by insinuating that they are attracted to black men. That’s racist. (And also misogynist.)

The whole power of that joke rests on the perception that there’s a “right” answer, and that no one would ever willingly answer the question “wrong”.

Everyone has sexual and romantic preferences. This hate joke isn’t about expressing preferences in a neutral way. It’s about expressing contempt for black men, and for women who are attracted to black men.

Hate jokes suck.