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  • EAH

    In fact, Jews are the only people that you’re allowed to laugh at.

    Can we please let go of the fiction that any group is the target of the last acceptable form of bigotry? Jews are most definitely not the only people you’re allowed to laugh at. There are receptive audiences for racist, sexist, homophobic, fatphobic, transphobic, etc. jokes all over the US and everywhere else on the planet, and in many places they are far more acceptable or more common than anti-semitic ones.

    Your article makes some good points about the history of Jewish/anti-Jewish humour and its present context, but your argument would have been stronger if you had resisted the temptation to erase the suffering of others.