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What do i do if my swiss friend is being racist??

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My best friend lives in switzerland and i live in Australia we communicate through msn and emails. sometimes he tells me jokes and they are funny but then he sometimes tells me ones which are quite racist
i dont really like them but he is a great funny guy and i dont know how to tll him with out hurting his feelings...
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Old 09.06.2008, 08:34
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Re: What do i do if my swiss friend is being racist??

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Hi,
My best friend lives in switzerland and i live in Australia we communicate through msn and emails. sometimes he tells me jokes and they are funny but then he sometimes tells me ones which are quite racist
i dont really like them but he is a great funny guy and i dont know how to tll him with out hurting his feelings...
Tell him that you are the butt of his jokes.

So if he sends you a Jewish joke, tell him you did not find it funny as you yourself are Jewish and could not laugh...
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Re: What do i do if my swiss friend is being racist??

What an extraordianary question. If he is your best friend you should be able to tell him how ridiculous it is to make fun of someone because of their skin tone/religious beliefs/sex/ etc. Alternatively, get a new best friend in the real world rather than in cyberspace.
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Re: What do i do if my swiss friend is being racist??

Phuuu i'd throw him back a bad joke too ^^
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Re: What do i do if my swiss friend is being racist??

Its simple. If he makes fun of hispanics then explain to him that your mothers cousins sister is hispanic and you dont appreciate that joke because you find it offensive to your family.....

I remember when people in Detroit would make fun of American Indians (Im half Cherokee) I would laugh but would simply ask "are you indian too?" They got the message. They would stop or apologize. Some jokes were funny, some were not, Some were simple truths that I just had to shrug at. But be polite about it. If you throw emotions at him he will do it more to get a rise out of you.

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My best friend lives in switzerland and i live in Australia we communicate through msn and emails. sometimes he tells me jokes and they are funny but then he sometimes tells me ones which are quite racist
i dont really like them but he is a great funny guy and i dont know how to tll him with out hurting his feelings...
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