The post is here.
Listen, dude, I ain’t white. If I insult someone, I don’t need to hide behind coded language like urban, inner city, sketchy, inclusion or diversity. I say it just like it is. If I insult someone, I’m open about it, like here. You accuse of me calling another poster a coward? I never called a poster a coward, I said that the statement was cowardly.
You win, though, bruh. I’m going to self-segregate myself to the BBQ pit water fountain. So, you don’t have to worry about me posting in Great Debates or another other folder than the BBQ pit. Ever. This is your house. If you don’t want me in it or you’re going to accuse me of doing something I didn’t do, I’ll leave your house. Both you and I would do the same IRL. That’s the respectable thing to do.
Can I give some unsolicited advice? You should endeavor to hire people of color as moderators of the SDMB. You guys actively get liberals and conservatives to join for “equity” (which is funny because political affiliation is NOT a protected class in the United States) but it’s very clear the moderation is from a predominately white (male) point of view. For example, in my posts in elections, I wrote “Negro, please…” and you respond, in part, "Calling people “negro” in this context is not okay." If you were a person of color, you’d realize that “Negro, please” in our jargon would be translated to roughly “I disagree with that comment” or “Yeah, right”. Your white frame of reference blinds you. You even labeled the post as “anti-white” (yes, you actually wrote that); it’s that bias which likely drove you to warn me rather mod-note me about the issue in the other thread. It would be analogous to me labeling the SDMB as “anti-black” because you deliberately allow threads and discussions labeling blacks as shiftless, violent, and dumb. And, you do. I’m new, I don’t know all of your lawyerly like rules (can’t call someone a liar if they lie because lawyers believe lying is intentional and we can’t determine intention over a message board, etc etc).
I’m not going to engage in whataboutism but I will say that the search record shows quite a few posters calling other posters cowards (outright). No warnings were issued. Again, I won’t engage (unless you want me to bring up the posts) but I will just say that you guys should make sure that the** rules are consistently followed and applied**. I also think it’s pretty cool how the other guy accuses me “claiming my victimhood” but you only deigned to give him a moderator’s note. That’s fine. Again, this is your house. I’m just in it.
TLDR: I am* not* arguing for the warning to be rescinded (This is your house, you do what you want to do); I can only do me so I will drastically cut down my posting on this message board and I will only post in the BBQ pit. This should make you happy. Thanks.
To UltraVires: I do apologize to UltraVires if you truly believe I called you a coward. That was not my intention. I thought your statement was cowardly. I’ll repeat that. I thought your statement was cowardly as fuck. I believe if you’re going to use urban as a synonym for black, have the balls to actually say black rather than hide behind coded language.