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Stewart: Racial Jokes ‘Hurtful’

There's another thing worth mentioning from the presser involving the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations response to Trustee Brent Regan's insensitive, anti-Obama remark — derogatory ethnic jokes. Tony Stewart, long-time local human rights leader, said of such jokes: “One of the most harsh forms of hurtful discrimination is racial jokes. They're degrading and hurts (others') self esteem.”

Question: What do you do when you hear a joke that targets another's race or religion?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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