When did jokes become,
An inherent hub of racism?
Why do inane gender roles,
Have to play a part in jokes?
About equality you preach,
Yet your joy lies in racist memes.
His eyes are so narrow, you see,
He surely has to be Chinese.
An accent so very deep,
Must be an Indian, I believe.
Their crimes have been perceived,
Because slavery led to thievery.
Communities are on the brink,
Of destroying their binding link.
But one crucial link surviving,
Is the reason you’re still laughing.
Don’t you feel a fiery hole,
Burn in the middle of your soul?
Are these words really funny,
Aren’t they a bane to humility?
This poem may not be perfect but the issue for which it has been written will forever be a great concern. How often do we come across jokes targeting a certain section of society, color, race & gender?
We all need something to laugh about to destress. But does it have to come at the cost of racism, sexism & colorism?
Hypocrisy & stereotypes are two most disgusting loopholes in our society that people turn into jokes & laugh about.
It’s not funny to degrade someone because of who they are. Stop laughing at these so called ‘Jokes’ before you end up becoming one.