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    • lalalalily
    • 28.04.10 | 09:16 (IDT)

    It's a joke, it's an icebreaker - no harm was meant. And it's funny. Even if someone who doesn't belong to the ethnic group in question, members should still be able to laugh at it. I mean, heck, I get "drunken Irishman" jokes ALL the time - do you think I take offense? And even women jokes - as long as it's not involving domestic violence or something, I'll laugh. It's not meant as a threat, so, really - just laugh and spend your time worrying about more important things. Or enjoying yourself, G-d forbid. Also, since when is "Jew" a derogatory term? All the Jewish individuals I know self-identify as Jews, but maybe it's different in the NYC/New England area. If not "Jew", what is the appropriate noun (if there is one)?

    from the article: James Jones' Jewish joke - funny or inappropriate?
    First published 17:34 25.04.10 | Last updated 17:52 25.04.10
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