Originally Posted by Reaper16
I want to respond to this post in earnest, but I'm having a tough time following it all the way because of grammar. I can only follow the 2nd point, and that seems like a leap to me to say that everyone's accomplishments are attributable only to circumstances of birth. Privilege is a head-start; it is up to individuals to do something with that head-start. And, yes, it is sad that we still pay attention to things like "first woman/black person/hispanic person/etc to _____," because those milestones should have been passed a long time ago.
As for the double-standard: I personally don't want to insult anyone based on nationality or race or whatever. But for the purposes of humor (which is what we're really talking about here -- the way that posters like Vailpass use race humor), there can be a double-standard, IMO. I forget which comic first said this, but there's a rule for good comedy: comedy only works when the butt of the joke is above your station. When white men make racist or misogynist jokes it causes a lot of people to bristle because of the actual power dynamics in society.
don't cop out...you're above that. ..and those milestones have been passed..only certain people like to pretend that they haven't been surpassed...if you tell people over and over they are victims, they tend to believe it.
secondly, like donger said, get new material. people of color/races were accomplishing more than you and I combined over two hundred years ago....dynamics of society? would that include a newsweek cover indulging in age and race dicrimiintion?