Quote: Jack Massey @ March 31, 2008, 6:35 PM
Little Britain is definetly not racist, but will be seen as racist by the next generation no doubt.
I think this in an important point, but not necessarily the next generation. There are a lot of people who don't get that the joke is on them and laugh along oblivious because of the (admittedly jokey) racist vibe, missing any post-modern ironic point about racism.
(Sez me, quoting but not really understanding what 'post-modern ironic' point actually is...)
But couldn't that fuel the racism rather than hinder it? However little they've meant to offend.
I've written articles myself where a lot of people didn't 'get' what I was saying and started having a go, and it was basically the irony that was missing in their lives. And, no, they weren't all American...