Saint_Loser was the one who first personalized it against himself, and he was incorrect to do so.
I said “What you’re doing… is racist”. Literally and straightforwardly I spelled out that I was attacking the argument.
His dumb argument was abundantly racist and deserves to be called out. Nobody said “you’re a racist.” He inserted that verbiage himself. He decided it was hidden behind “plausible deniability.”
I don’t know that the man is racist himself. I find it weak and unproductive to say “you’re a racist.” I know his behavior in that thread… inventing an imaginary black man, inserting words in his mouth as an argumentative prop, was definitely racist. And offensive as hell. I think we’re allowed to state arguments are offensive, aren’t we?
What I want to know is whether it’s against the rule to call arguments racist, because if so, I look forward to reporting all the “actually you’re the real racist” posts.