Racial jokes or racial slurs?
I like gangsta rap but it is considered offensive by a lot of people. I do not like jokes involving violence, minority bashing, making fun of people with disabilities, jokes involving cruelty to animals etc. But I do like a lot of jokes where people for example exaggerate and make fun of things that relate to themselves or their own culture.
When it is safe to talk about your appreciation for racial humour?
In my experience, I've seen it more readily accepted if the person telling the joke is of the same ethnicity as the joke topic. (ie: a caucasion making "white people" jokes, etc., etc.).
I agree with Sharon there. I do think it is fine to say what you've said, though, that you appreciate when people exaggerate or spoof themselves or a group that they belong to.