I write a lot about racism on Gurl, especially racism in the media, because I’m so sick of people tip toeing around it. I know that people think that racist jokes in a TV show or a movie don’t matter because, hey, it’s just a TV show, it’s just a movie, right? But the media often reflects our society’s values, and if we’re still throwing around racist jokes for cheap laughs, well, that says a lot about the world we’re living in. Racist jokes might not be an act of physical violence, but they’re still violent because they make light of denying people’s humanity. Not a good look.
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