Here’s my question: Can I make a thread entitled “White folks are crazy” or “White folks hate us all” or “Here white folks go again with their oppression” something catchy like that. I’m still thinking on the title. The purpose of the thread is to highlight the daily injustices African-Americans and Hispanics experience at the hands of white folks. It. Happens. Everyday. If you prefer I don’t, that’s fine. Out of respect, I just wanted to ask before hand. Thank you.
You know, I like that title better. It’s not as catchy as “White folks are killing us all” but your title won’t trigger as many people. If given permission, I’d use that title “Living while Black” instead of the ones I offered.
True, but what you originally said is not exactly correct. Rants are supposed to go in the Pit, even if they’re not about posters on this MB. Did you not see how many Trump threads get/got moved to the Pit? You’re unlikely to get a warning or even a mod note if your thread gets moved, unless you’re a serial offender. So it’s not quite the same as the rule against insulting folks outside the Pit, but there is a rule, and people have been moderated for breaking it.
Definitely think “Living While Black” is the better title, and would very much appreciate that thread. I’ve actually wished there was a thread like that before, to go along with the other omnibus threads, but it wasn’t my place to ask. (If you want to talk about it, you’d bring it up.)
The other title would pretty much instantly devolve into people arguing about how you should say “some white people” and other stuff, and then become a “discussion” about racism against white people, and thus completely ruin the purpose of the thread. So good choice.
If you start this thread, you might as well start two: “Living while black” omnibus, and the “The racists are speaking” thread, because there are some folks who will jump right in and immediately need their own thread. “Living while black” deserves its own space.
Sure but that’s not a reason to not have a pit thread. You can also have a thread discussing injustice with insulting people. Which seems perfectly reasonable to me.
I’ll add that I’m white, but a migrant, a member of a cultural minority, and used to getting offhand/backhand insults that aren’t really insults, from people who aren’t, by their own testimony, racist, chauvinist or xenophobic, and are just joking anyway. And I’ve often felt the desire for indulging in a bit of insulting generalization about it. So I’m 100% behind the theory, and nothing offensive said about white people (in general, I wasn’t talking about you personally), is going to be more hurtful that what I get anyway.
I don’t do it because I’m afraid of the backlash. I think that’s the issue the OP and this board should consider, and perhaps the pit is a way to minimize it.