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Hate joke example

Content warning: This post is an example of a racist hate joke. Some of y'all might be better off skipping this one.

Anonymous asked 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.)

Social skills for autonomous people: On names

chavisory:

realsocialskills:

Some people have names that other people joke about a lot.

For instance, if you have the same name as a famous celebrity.

Or the same unusual last name.

Or a vaguely similar last name.

Or a name that sounds like a pun.

Or a name that’s sort of similar to a swear. Or a word that sounds like a…

chavisory said:

I have a last name that’s easy to joke about.  There are about two major jokes that it’s possible to make about my name, both involving movie characters.  And it’s fine, I don’t mind (though I agree that generally, you should probably stay away from joking about the names of people you don’t know well).

Just don’t expect me to react as if you’re being creative and original.

There are two jokes to make about my name.  And everyone makes them.

Trust me, I have heard it before.

realsocialskills said:

Yes, this. I don’t think most people find this seriously offensive. It’s just annoying, especially if people expect you to find it clever.