I became involved in a discussion in a thread about a recent news article. Here is a link to the thread. One of the posters made a joke about a persons skin color making him look like a terrorist. I commented that this kind of comment was, in my opinion, wrong and racist. The poster of the comment and a few others told me to lighten up; it was just a joke. I'm wondering if others feel the same way as I do or not. In my opinion, disguising racism as humor is simply wrong. Making a comment against this kind of humor can sometimes be difficult because we could be seen as too sensitive or serious or rude. The problem is that, if everyone remains quite, it makes it "safe" for more of this kind of "kidding" to take place. If we speak up, it makes it less safe to harass or discriminate. The more we make a stand against racism disguised as humor, the easier it will get to interrupt racist jokes or statements. Cheers.