This Comic Is Way More Clever Than an Ironic Racist Joke

(Trigger Warning: Ableist language.)

Originally published on Robot Hugs and republished here with their permission.

You know the ironic racist joke? The one that’s supposed to be edgy, acknowledging oppressive systems and stereotypes and going on to insult those harmed by them anyway?

Here’s a much-needed response – a comic that dares to tell the truth about this type of joke, and obliterates the myth that those of us who don’t laugh at racist jokes don’t have a sense of humor.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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K is Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. They are a Canadian, non-binary, genderqueer, peoplequeer, mentally ill, critical feminist robot. They have a background in linguistics, information, privacy, and categorization, and human-centric design. They are the artist and writer for Robot Hugs, a twice-weekly webcomic about (among other things) gender, identity, feminism, mental health, and cats. Follow them on Twitter at @RobotHugsComic