I do think it has a tinge of racism to it, and it makes me a bit uncomfortable. I hate to think people are laughing at Charles Ramsey for saying "bro" and "ribs" and stuff. I can't think of any white people being mocked off the top of my head at the moment.
But, maybe it is just people talking real and acting uneducated...let's face it, Ramsey seems high or drunk when he speaks. I was waiting for the press to dig into his sordid past, and bam, wouldn't you know it. Domestic assault and arrests.
If he were white and spoke the same way, it would probably be auto-tuned as well. It's like the gay stereotype, they look for the most flamboyant.
I don't know. It is hard for blacks and whites to separate race from things, even if they say they can. We still have a way to go.