There's a reason why some jokes are okay and others are offensive. Figuring it out, though, isn't always so easy.
THE SOURCE: “What Is Offensive About Offensive Jokes?” by Jeanette Bicknell, in Philosophy Today, Winter 2007.
It’s perfectly OK to tell lawyer jokes, musician jokes, or almost any joke about a rich guy. But jokes about race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or physical or cognitive...