I do wish we could cut down on the edgy racist memes, to be honest. All they do is normalize discrimination and racism until that sort of stuff becomes commonplace and suddenly we're a haven for alt-right think and one of our own has decided it's cool to go off and do something actually terrible.
This is something I've thought about for a while now and recently seeing a thread where the OP was literally the n-word and nothing else basically made me make up my mind to say something. Someone has to, honestly. Not doing so is complacence against common decency and, really, we shouldn't be a site that allows discrimination, even in a memetic form, to flourish. After all, so-called ironic discrimination almost certainly becomes unironic after not all that much time.
Hell, it's even against the site rules to be racist, sexist, and discriminatory, yet many examples of that sort of behaviour go un-accounted for. I think we need to work towards removing this sort of behaviour from our small corner of the internet here and hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard of posting. Yes, this is /ef/ and yes, "anything goes (within reason)", but I see no reason to allow the sort of thought that leads to some pretty awful mindsets go unchecked.
So please, can we try to avoid that sort of behaviour? If only to preserve our own dignity and prevent it from becoming so commonplace that it becomes acceptable? Because it isn't acceptable, and it should never be acceptable to be discriminatory.
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