Who gets to laugh?

Take a look at from 5:00 of this clip from Men in Black.
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It starts with Will Smith stepping on a cockroach:
*CRUNCH*
“Uh-Oh!”

“I’m sorry. Was that your auntie?”

“That must mean that’s your uncle, huh?”

[stepping on another one.]

“You know, you all look alike.”
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It’s a funny scene, right? And, I assume that others agree with it to some extent.

But, who gets to really laugh? Isn’t this scene racially connotative?

Can a white guy laugh at it with black strangers like watching a regular comedy at a movie theater?

All Coons Look Alike To Me (1902)

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2 Responses to “Who gets to laugh?”

  1. I never heard of the word “Coon” before. Thats a new one. But yeah, Ive never really noticed that “you all look alike” remark in that MIB scene as an anything offensive. He’s just saying that most all cockroaches look the same, because they all do right? im just saying…

  2. >He’s just saying that most all cockroaches look the same, because they all do right?

    yeah, the black people have been said like that for long time from the white. doesn’t that mean more than “just saying”???

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