Statement 5: If you are making fun of your own race, it’s not racism.
I disagree with this statement. The definition of racism is when someone uses race as a way to discriminate against others believing in the ‘fact’ that members of particular races posses certain traits and characteristics that make them inferior / superior. And if you are making fun of your own race, you are still singling out a race stating that the race is inferior / superior. For example if someone says “I’m Asian, so I can’t see” although they are making fun of themselves maybe as a joke, they are still saying that Asians have small eyes and therefore is inferior to other races. So although you may think it is ok to insult yourself because you are you, you are still indirectly saying that a different race is better / Superior to yours. But I think if you are making a joke it is ‘ok’ – still racist – but ‘ok’ to make it as long as you know that anybody listening knows that you aren’t serious or saying it to harm anyone.