posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:56 AM
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I've had very similar thoughts as you have so eloquently posted. Its occurred to me that the only reason these OP's are being posted is to serve as
bait for racists. I don't understand why the MODs allow this, particularly where there's no "news" story being posted long with the video.
To explain that comment, what I mean is that in some cases, there's an actual "News Event" to be discussed; a shooting somewhere, a demonstration
somewhere, a speech made by a politician or prominent "community leader". But raving lunatic YouTube videos aren't "news" or a "news event". Why
give them the space? If people want to watch crazy people rant on YouTube, let them surf YouTube.
I've posted complaints about these Threads, to no avail. I certainly don't have any say-so about ATS policies, but it seems to me that when it comes
to purely and obviously inflammatory OPs with no reference to any significant "news event" maybe they should rethink ATS policies about what is and
what isn't appropriate.
And you're absolutely correct when you make the observation that these type threads don't serve the purpose of fostering any meaningful discussion of
race relations in the US. If you examine the comments, they're usually just one or two lines voicing disgust. So again........I don't see why they
The only remedy like minded ATS members can offer is to stop clicking on them, reading them, and commenting on these threads.