Tell Me: Is This Bob Newhart Quote Racist?


An old friend of mine on Facebook posted the following quote attributed to Bob Newhart:

 I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.

My friend is a liberal, by the way, and the joke was met with laughter and approval.

So, since so many people are talking about today’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, let me ask a very non-PC question…is the same joke acceptable if it’s phrased this way?

 I don’t like rap music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like rap music, denigrate means ‘put down’.

It’s exactly the same joke, except with a different style of music in the set-up.

I think we all know how the liberals would respond…to the second joke.

What do you think?


Here’s an answer from another Facebook friend of mine:

Jordan Farrar Sorry, but there IS a double standard and there SHOULD be. Racism against whites, is NOT comparable to whites being racist against non-whites. The reason, institutionalized racism. A Black person can call me cracker or peckerwood all they want, I still make a dollar to their .75 cents, and am 2/3rds less likely to serve time for the same crime. If I lived in Zimbabwe, things might be different.





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Life of Julia Parody : Life of Rover

So, the Obama campaign has launched that Life of Julia thing.

So I made this :

Because I thought it was funny. Already lost one Facebook ‘friend’ over it – and not because they sympathized with the dog. Feel free to steal / share / whatever.

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