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  •  Because white people in America (5+ / 0-)

    are the privileged race. Trying to mock stereotypes of white people doesn't carry the same impact because there's no history of debasement and degradation associated with those stereotypes.

    See: Colbert, Stephen, whose persona is of course playing off of a great many of those stereotypes.

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      Rikon Snow

      what about "The Irish."

      Nicht durch Zorn, sondern durch Lachen tödtet man. ~Nietzsche

      by somewierdguy on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 09:51:14 AM PDT

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      •  Nah, Micks quickly wormed their way (0+ / 0-)

        into the corridors of power despite the early effort by the stinking Nativists Protestants to keep them down, so they are now part of the privileged class. Besides, the drunken Irishmen jokes are all true anyway, so even the Irish laugh. And we're actually quite proud of the "Fighting Irish" stereotype. Just lay off the sunscreen jokes.

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