I get a lot of emails everyday. A LOT. Yesterday, I got an email from someone I’ve known for a very long time. It was a forwarded email with a short note attached and was, in the sender’s mind, quite humorous.
Only, I didn’t find it funny in the least. I found it really offensive. And I bet, if the person who sent it really read what was sent and thought about it for longer than a millisecond, it never would have been forwarded. That person should have known better and I expect more from them.
Racial jokes are not funny. Ever.
I couldn’t help but find it ironic that the email came last night, because earlier in the evening I had been reading this post over at my friend Wendy’s blog, Born In Our Hearts, about someone making racist comments about her beautiful, sweet, talented daughter. Racist comments disguised as jokes ARE NOT FUNNY. They’re offensive and they make me not want to associate with those who make them.
I don’t care how long I’ve known you. They’re not appropriate. EVER.