Race Matters

Clint Eastwood Longs For ‘Earlier Days’ When ‘Jokes About Races’ Were Normal


Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood lamented to Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine that political correctness has killed off racist jokes.

People have lost their sense of humor. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth otherwise you will be insulted as a racist.

In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ — but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.

I don’t want to be politically correct. We’re all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything.

Blindie would like to remind Eastwood that segregation and lynching were also considered normal in “earlier days” by “friendly cliques.”

It looks like Spike Lee had good reason to feud with Eastwood last year!

One thought on “Clint Eastwood Longs For ‘Earlier Days’ When ‘Jokes About Races’ Were Normal

  1. First! Let me preface, that I’m no Eastwood booster.

    Spike Lee had a legitimate beef, but you know what? Spike’s WWII movie just wasn’t as good as the two WWII films Clint made in one year.

    “Racist jokes” is more harsh than “jokes about race”. I’ve personally heard Blindie staff make “jokes about race”, but fortunately I was the one listening. Someone else might’ve considered it a “racist joke”. I’m just sayin’.

    Regarding politcal correctness, Clint may have a point. Artist of this generation and those to follow, will have a hard time reaching the same level of artistic truth and complexity in a world that is so PC. Art is often decidely anti-enstablishment and has to be allowed to be very very off-color to be affective.

    Is Scorcese making better films now than he did in the 70s?

    Who’s funnier and more relevant Richard Pryor or Wayne Brady?

    Archie Bunker, George Jefferson and Fred Sanford are more real and funnier –STILL– than most characters on current sitcoms.

    PC is bad. PR (personal responsibilty) as an artist is much better.

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