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The use of racial stereotypes or racism for purely comedic purposes.

The person(s) displaying nouveau racism have no actual racist opinions, but use stereotypes, phrases, or terms only for the comedic shock value.
Person 1: So they replaced me at work! They're trying to save money and got someone lower down to do my job for less money.

Person 2: Are they Mexican?

Person 1: Dude! No cool. That's super racist.

Person 2: No it's not! It's nouveau racism.
by nouveauracist June 17, 2011