Continuing the discussion from Banning menthol cigarettes:
This mod note from @What_Exit is in error. Specifically in response to my quote:
this note ensued:
No, this is wrong. You’ve quoted a text that literally features me saying: “What you keep doing… is racist.” I attacked the ridiculous post. I did not personalize the post to him. I did not call him racist, literally or “effectively”, or imply that he’s a racist person.
There is no “I’m not touching you” here. Attacking arguments is fair game, is it not?
Unless you meant that we’re not allowed to call arguments racist. Is that not allowed? I’m pretty sure we’re allowed to say “that’s a racist thing to say” or “that’s a racist line of reasoning”. Certainly my opponents in this thread have been freely throwing around loose implications that the menthol ban itself is “racist, actually” and none of them got modnotes.
Can we call arguments racist or not? If not, I’d appreciate the clarification. I look forward to using this rule against all the “actually, you’re the real racist” dreck on this board.