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(5 of 6) And when he says "just joking," that's a defense offered to the out-group who was never meant to assimilate the idea in the first place. ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(5 of 6) And when he says "just joking," that's a defense offered to the out-group who was never meant to assimilate the idea in the first place. ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(2 of 6) You're never "just joking." Nobody is ever "just joking." Humor is a…

(2 of 6) You're never "just joking." Nobody is ever "just joking." Humor is a…

(6 of 6) Bottom line: don't accept "just joking" as excuse for what Trump said today. The in-group for that joke should be tiny. Like his hands.  ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(6 of 6) Bottom line: don't accept "just joking" as excuse for what Trump said today. The in-group for that joke should be tiny. Like his hands. ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(4 of 6) A racist joke sends a message to the in-group that racism is acceptable. (if you don't find it acceptable, you're in the out-group)  ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(4 of 6) A racist joke sends a message to the in-group that racism is acceptable. (if you don't find it acceptable, you're in the out-group) ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(3 of 6) How we use humor is tied up with ethics - who do we embrace, who do we shun, and how/why?  ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(3 of 6) How we use humor is tied up with ethics - who do we embrace, who do we shun, and how/why? ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(1 of 6) I wrote my PhD dissertation on the social function of humor (in literature & film) and her's the thing about "just joking."  ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(1 of 6) I wrote my PhD dissertation on the social function of humor (in literature & film) and her's the thing about "just joking." ~ @5thCircAppeals (Jason P. Steed)

(9of10) Definition - The language describing systemic institutions of oppression, like racism, ableism, and transmisogyny is of more value when it is interpreted and defined by the groups it affects, not the groups in power. Dictionaries often fail to capture how certain languages and terms have been used or excluded in ways that perpetuate oppression and violence against groups of people. That's not objectivity, that erasure. Language is spoken... - Source: Robot Hugs

(9of10) Definition - The language describing systemic institutions of oppression, like racism, ableism, and transmisogyny is of more value when it is interpreted and defined by the groups it affects, not the groups in power. Dictionaries often fail to capture how certain languages and terms have been used or excluded in ways that perpetuate oppression and violence against groups of people. That's not objectivity, that erasure. Language is spoken... - Source: Robot Hugs

"Eat seeds 'n all! Picaninny Freeze 5 cents, a pal for your palate" - This advertisement relies on the stereotype that Blacks love watermelon. A number of scholars argue that this stereotype emerged because watermelon is a food typically eaten without utensils. For many whites, images of Blacks eating with their hands resonated, as they understood Blacks to be less civilized. As this advertisement expresses, they also often regarded Blacks as children.

"Eat seeds 'n all! Picaninny Freeze 5 cents, a pal for your palate" - This advertisement relies on the stereotype that Blacks love watermelon. A number of scholars argue that this stereotype emerged because watermelon is a food typically eaten without utensils. For many whites, images of Blacks eating with their hands resonated, as they understood Blacks to be less civilized. As this advertisement expresses, they also often regarded Blacks as children.

"I was at a wedding when some guests came up to me, pulled my eyes back, and asked if I was Chinese or Japanese." #ThisIs2016  Source: Bowdoin Asian Students Association / Jason Say Keong Leong

"I was at a wedding when some guests came up to me, pulled my eyes back, and asked if I was Chinese or Japanese." #ThisIs2016 Source: Bowdoin Asian Students Association / Jason Say Keong Leong

(6 of 9) "Black History Month"  2.3 million - Number of single-race black military veterans in the United States in 2009.  Among blacks 25 and older, 84% had at least a high school diploma in 2009.  Among blacks 25 and older, 19% had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2009.  Among blacks 25 and older, the number who had an advanced degree: 900,000 in 1999 and 1.5 million in 2009.  Number of Black College Students: 2.5 million in 2008 and 1.25 million in 1983.

(6 of 9) "Black History Month" 2.3 million - Number of single-race black military veterans in the United States in 2009. Among blacks 25 and older, 84% had at least a high school diploma in 2009. Among blacks 25 and older, 19% had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2009. Among blacks 25 and older, the number who had an advanced degree: 900,000 in 1999 and 1.5 million in 2009. Number of Black College Students: 2.5 million in 2008 and 1.25 million in 1983.

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