- March 12, 2009 at 12:00 am #2628
As a black child, I was beaten as punishment/discipline and so were my friends and relatives. Black comedians often joke about childhood beatings. Why does this seem acceptable?
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DotMemberMarch 15, 2009 at 12:00 am #20908
because most of us who were beat, did do something wrong. the truth in life is that mistakes and “bad” things generally lead to negative results. the problem of course is that people who get beat the most are people who probably have difficulty controlling themselves or understanding why thier behavior is wrong.
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I think it’s used as fodder for comedy just because it’s a shared experience. Nowadays, of course, more and more people can’t seem to tell the difference between corporal punishment and child abuse, and of course a fair number of people won’t even recognize that there is a difference, so of course it’s not funny to them. Check out older comedians, the white ones used to do it to before they had to be more careful about offending people. Some of them still do, actually, but it’s mostly comedians who also joke about even more “edgy” material, so they don’t get flack for that because people are too busy being offended by the other things they say.
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