More Smug than Birthday Dog
Umm...yes. You completely pulled this out of nowhere. I never said they are OK.
If the historical implications arent lost on you, it should be a no-brainer that the implication is different when you call a black person a monkey. If you dont get it already, then its not worth my time explaining it. It carries a differet meaning and thats just how it is.
I don't think anyone misses the historical implications or racial motivations. It's more an issue of right or wrong for everyone, as opposed to right or wrong based on skin color.
Please consider this question: Is it ever allowable to degrade a black person? If the answer is no then shouldn't that apply to all people?
If it is allowable to degrade a black person, is it possible to do it in a way that's NOT racial?
Of course you can "degrade" a black person without being racist. I did it just the other day with Belcher. Hes a no good piece of **** that murdered the mother of his child and then took the coward's way out because he couldnt lay in the bed he made. See that? I just insulted Belcher without ever once using a racial slur.
Sure they might take offense, but the source of the offense would be different. With the white people they may be mad because they take that as me calling them stupid. The black people would take that as me trying to say that they arent quite human.
I think it might depend on the audience. A professional audience of mostly college educated people would be offended either way because it's wrong to call any person a monkey regardless of skin color.