Re: Victims of racism?
I'm Arab, and yes, I have been a victim of racism.
I've been called nasty names by friends when I was a kid. They didn't quite understand what they were saying, just a word they picked up that I didn't understand, but they were words that they heard their brothers say about me and thought it would be funny to just let it out.
I do comedy, and I make Arab jokes all the time. I make other jokes about racism too, but I feel like the only way to really make racism not a big deal is to laugh about it. If we are all close minded and offended, it still exists. If we make jokes about it, everything goes in symbiosis and we can just ignore it as though it never happens.
While making jokes about it may be seen as bad, I feel like racism exists and will always exist as long as there is one Arab that takes down the Twin Towers, or an Asian that does better on a math test than a White man, or a Black guy that robs someone.
Learn to laugh and we'll all get along. Don't let words and actions bring you down.
P.S- You can call me a sand *****, dune coon, or a camel jocky. I don't care. As long as you keep your hands to yourself then I don't give a ****.