I got a 14 yr old “edgy” white suburban ‘gamer’ meme kid boy as a nephew who grew up with this gen’s tasteless humor. It’s not THAT much worse than the “Truly Tasteless Jokes” I had in the 80s (8-bit kid here) but one thing he does that I didn’t do is that ANY color distinction, be it crayons Minecraft skin tones, etc, becomes a racist joke. Not just him but a lot in his sociological group. So, even with years of avuncular lectures, best I could get so far is knocking the edge of his edginess at least around me. Side effect is: Now *I* can see what he sees. So as soon as I saw this stock photo, I thought, “What would my nephew say as a joke immediately?” and that’s what prompted me to write a comment. Keep building ‘em strong. Thank you for your service to this next generation. They’re all gonna need it.

I got a 14 yr old “edgy” white suburban ‘gamer’ meme kid boy as a nephew who grew up with this gen’s tasteless humor. It’s not THAT much worse than the “Truly Tasteless Jokes” I had in the 80s (8-bit kid here) but one thing he does that I didn’t do is that ANY color distinction, be it crayons Minecraft skin tones, etc, becomes a racist joke. Not just him but a lot in his sociological group.

So, even with years of avuncular lectures, best I could get so far is knocking the edge of his edginess at least around me.

Side effect is: Now *I* can see what he sees. So as soon as I saw this stock photo, I thought, “What would my nephew say as a joke immediately?” and that’s what prompted me to write a comment.

Keep building ‘em strong. Thank you for your service to this next generation. They’re all gonna need it.

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