Is there harm in telling jokes about ethnic groups? Explain.Note:
Being funny is hard work. Some people think that humor is easy, that anybody can be funny with very little work. This is not true. To be funny there are a lot of things you must know about humor and a lot of situations you must prepare for. [ Think fast Presumably if we ourselves find such jokes funny then, if we are persuaded by the argument and condemn racism and sexism, we shall educate ourselves to so abhor what we condemn that we no longer laugh and we will censure and perhaps seek to censor such forms of humor. However, censoring humor and getting people not to laugh is a pretty serious business and I somehow doubt that this is a front on which scholars should be fighting. I question the claim that to laugh at a joke which employs sexual or racial stereotypes is in general, an indicator of sexist or racist attitudes. ] Auto answered|Score .6|BRAINSTORM|Points 3058|Note:
I'm sorry that that wasn't a good answer. Please hold on while I contact an expert.Weegy:
Ethnic jokes are funny because they cause emotional pain to members of the ethnic group they poke fun at. However, be warned that it is common practice to respond to ethnic jokes with more humor. [ If you tell an ethnic joke and someone punches you in the nose, don't be surprised - they're just showing their appreciation and responding in kind.
The only exception to this rule is when the pain happens to you. When you get hurt, it's not funny. It just hurts. However, other people will find your pain amusing, so be consoled in the knowledge that even though it hurts, people are still laughing at you. ] Expert answered|dickmich9|Points 20|
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