True American... I'd have to say that only you know if you are racist or not. Given that you have said that you are not, together with the fact that
I have never
read anything from you that I would judge as a racist remark, I don't think you're racist.
My first encounter with you was the Foreign Signs thread and I learned a lot about you and from you by just being patient and hanging in there with
the discussion and I've always remembered it.
I have also been called racist on this board and I have called other people racist when I thought they were making a comment based on race, because to
me, that's what racist is. Making a judgment based on race. So to me, that's not a big deal at all. It's just a matter of a person's opinion.
What concerns me (and I'm only mentioning this because it's a response to your PODcast) is what MrWupy said:
Originally posted by mrwupy
The other ten or so probably had an attitude such as yours and deserved to be killed.
I can't believe MrWupy, who I firmly believe to be a man of peace, really feels this way and my guess is that he said it in a moment of frustration.
But I do think his statement crosses the line of civility, especially since he related the the idea of people deserving to be killed to you, a fellow
member. It's one thing to say someone in a news story somewhere deserves to be killed. It's another to say "people like you deserve to be killed".
In my opinion, nobody deserves to be killed for their attitude. ANY attitude.
I just want to remind you that moderators are people too and are entitled to have an express their opinions, and to make mistakes
. I personally
feel that MrWupy made a mistake and owes you an apology. But that's just my
I love MrWupy. He is a bright spot. I won't hold this against him because none of us is perfect.
I just wanted to come in here and give my support to you, True American, because I have been (and am) in your shoes and I know how it feels.