today we watched a clip from the Chappelle show about racial stereotypes. like everyone else in the room i found it hilarious. and i think its because we all felt that at least some of what he was saying was true. from nothing comes nothing. there are a reason we have stereotypes of people, and its because there really are people out there that fulfill our stereotypes. like how we stereotype people from jersey based on what we see on Jersey shore, we stereotype Californians because of what we see in movies, we stereotype politicians because of what we se in the media. celebrities from what we see in the magazines. it's not like we are making base less assumptions about other people. i think the problem though is when we stereotype people so much, we don't let anyone break the mold, and if they do, it's widely viewed as something radical. so yes there are racial stereotypes that are funny, and its funny because its making fun of the stereotype, not necessarily the race.to be clear, i think it is a tragedy when a person can't get passed a stereotype, when they don't allow a person to be free independent of our social constructions. but stereotypes also allow us to group easily and de-clutter our heads of every type of person, because everyone is different and honestly it's easier to group people together, and to do that we stereotype.