Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Black Library
I can't say that I've been targeted, being white as a frightened ghost, but New Jersey is a melting pot of all sorts of faiths, races and so on. My family is fairly racist. Hell, my grandmother used to yell at my neighbor for being Dutch. At my generation it's fairly watered down then that, of course. I really don't see the point of bashing another because of their race. To me it doesn't seem...legitimate.
If the racist remarks are purely a joke, I don't see a problem at all. Humanity should have a sense of humor about itself. However, things can be taken too far as others have pointed out. New Jersey is a melting pot of all ethnicities in America. You can find Muslims, Jews, blacks, whites, Italians, Russians, Asians...you name it, it's in my area. As such people of my generation generally get along. We live amongst each other. Obviously things happen here and there, but it's a huge improvement over the race riots of the 60's back in the day.