I don't understand why the other threads that differed in aspects of race were closed. I can understand what you guys did on the "copy-cat"
But to make a point, on the matter of race, we were discussing:
1)White privilege (which had other people to copy TS's thread unfortunately)
2)The type of words used in race-related discussions (which had nothing to do with the other threads)
3)The words that Blacks call each other predicated on success (which had nothing do with the other threads)
4)A thread on reparations (which had nothing to do with the other threads)
5)A thread discussing slavery and its impact on today's society (which had nothing to do with the other threads)
6)The White History Month thread (which had nothing to do with the other race threads)
These are different aspects of race. I doubt that you can incorporate such a broad topic into one thread because there are too many perspectives.
If you want to put all the race-related threads in one place, however, maybe we do have to revisit the forum on culture, race and ethnicity.
And once the said member creates "one thread" on race, are you going to close the other ones that come after it?
Who is going to judge what the "one topic" will be?
And, frankly, I still think it is unfair and a bad idea. It penalizes the people who actually want to talk about this while rewarding those who want
these talks to stop by saying the derogatory tripe that causes discord on the threads. It also penalizes the rest of us who research and post sources
for everyone to read.
I disagree that this is the best thing for everyone. I'm sorry, but I think that it still borders on censorship of different ideas and it is built
on one narrowed perspective that does not benefit all.
And especially, I would like to know what the description is for a "civilized" thread on Social Issues? Would someone please outline this so we all
can be clear about the use of its term when describing the issues that make up our beloved
Social Issues forum.
And CSIfan, I wish people would approach threads like these with a sense of cultural awareness.
I'm sure it is an excellent decision for those who don't want to discuss race and rather waste their time throwing the threads so they will be in
[edit on 2-4-2007 by ceci2006]