As to Tracy Morgan saying that if his son came home sounding gay that he would "stab that little n***** to death", I get the feeling it was a bad joke in the wrong context (probably, I didn't hear the joke and if I'm being honest the way Tracy Morgan talks makes any random gibberish sound funny). I'm sure if Lisa Lampanelli made a joke about her son sounding gay and finished it with the punchline "stab that little n***** to death" she could make it work. Which is kind of funny because she's white and has probably f***** Tracy Morgan at some point. But, the gays love her so it's OK! It must be because before she goes on to tell incredibly offensive jokes about gay people she prefaces it by saying "first off I have to say that I love all of you c********** f******". I'm sure if Tracy would have said that first he would have had a little more luck. Or maybe not, there seems to be a perception out there that black males are particularly homophobic so maybe he has to overcome that stereotype before he can talk about these other stereotypes.
I know it seems rather ridiculous that two people could say the same thing with one being embraced and the other ostracized, but sometimes you need ridiculous solutions to ridiculous problems. With the Kobe Bryant incident, and now this, we're seeing the beginning stages of America as a society saying it's not OK to bully, chastise, or make fun of people because of their sexual preference anymore. It's kind of like the way white people were scared to say anything about black people in public for fear of being labeled a racist for all those years. Homophobia is the new racism. Weeding out misplaced hatred takes a generation or so but it clearly can be done. After all, no one thought a guy like Obama would be president now, just like not many would foresee us having a gay president 40 years from now (we will!).
I know the whole idea is kind of silly but it has been shown to work. The anti-PC crowd will hate it, but then again most of them hate everything anyway. It's our own fault. For far too long the punchline of any gay joke was a punch, just like for hundreds of years the lynch pin of any black joke was... well, you get the idea. It might not be 40 acres and a mule, but black comedians were able to monopolize making fun of black people years and we got some pretty damn good stand-ups out of it from Pryor, to Murphy, to Rock. All of whom did pretty well for themselves and that's the closest to reparations we'll ever get. Now the rest of us will have to fork out money to people like Mario Cantone, Ricky Gervais and other up and coming gay comedians if we want to see gay people getting made fun of professionally.
We'll be a funnier nation because of it.
Oh, and in case I ever screw up and write something that sounds homophobic, I would like to say that NoFU loves each and every single one of you wonderful cocksuckers.