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The House of Orientalism

Please STOP writing about Asian people and Asian countries (Southeast Asian here) like they are magical mysterious fairytale creatures from a long-ago-faraway exoticized Orient. Framing posts in this style is immediately alienating and hurtful, and it derails any possible discussion. It is not the same as writing about Western white people in this style, because white people have not been subject to the same patronizing orientalist prejudices that people from Asian countries have.
posted by nicebookrack on Jul 5, 2017 - 106 comments

Trying to find a story about young black man on the subway…

I believe this was either a story posted to the blue or a comment on the blue, featuring a story of a young man on the subway who happened to be black. When a few other black kids were being slightly disruptive, he was also instructed to get out even though he wasn't with them. It wasn't until the narrator (who is white) intervened that the police let him stay on the train. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 11, 2016 - 4 comments

Reading the room on international posts

I was a bit disappointed when the recent thread about Iceland's elections devolved into lolz pretty much from the get go. Would it be possible for us as a community to be a little more conscious of how we approach posts about other countries? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 27, 2016 - 64 comments

Metafilter is not as inclusive as we like to think we are

So we get a front page post about Nice, we have check-ins for Belgium, but no-one here seems to care about Istanbul or other non 'Western' countries. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jul 15, 2016 - 385 comments

Not All Problems Are Caused By Being Asian.

Can we stop bringing issues of non-Westernness into Ask Metafilter answers where they aren't warranted? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 4, 2015 - 256 comments

We need to have a discussion about racism.

The cultural appropriation thread here went very, very poorly, and I think it highlights a pattern in ways we interact with people of color and talk about issues of race here on Metafilter that create a hostile environment for PoC. I want to bring up some of the tropes we saw in the FPP, and highlight them as specific suggestions as to what I need our community to do and be mindful of going forward, so we don't continue to alienate PoC on this website. [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Oct 22, 2015 - 678 comments

"Brown People" Don't Need You Defending Them Like That

We've all seen it -- "brown people" used as an ironic way of saying "X is racist": whether it's accusing anyone in the U.S. military of "[doing] horrible things to foreign brown people" or an academic "getting a disproportionate amount of crap because he's siding with brown people over white people" or even about how "The 'aliens built the pyramids' notion is a recent iteration of an long-term ongoing narrative stating that 'Those brown people couldn't possibly have done this'." [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 8, 2015 - 82 comments

#WomensMarch Discussion / Support thread

The last #WomensMarch MetaTalk thread has closed; I would like one open to discuss what's happening, and if anyone needs to throw out a question.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 26, 2015 - 70 comments

deddit

Given this FPP about reddit's racism, and with the notion presented in that thread here, I'd like to float the idea of a blanket ban on links to reddit on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Mar 11, 2015 - 308 comments

#WomensMarch

I'm issuing a #WomensMarch* Challenge - can we add 100 extra FFPs by women in the month of March? [more inside]
posted by Deoridhe on Feb 24, 2015 - 339 comments

You sound just like a _____!

There is currently a practice across Metafilter, especially within Metafilter proper (the Blue) and Metatalk (the Grey) of making personal attacks against other users that I feel undermines the community aspect of the site. The attacks I am concerned with most often take the form of ugly insinuations that the user is deliberately derailing, trolling or using common tactics which are allegedly known to be popular with (in alphabetical order, thee could be more, these are all I could think of when I set about making this thread):
  • Anti-Semites
  • Bigots
  • Conservatives
  • Misogynists
  • MRAs
  • PUAs
  • Racists
  • Redditors (specifically, usually The Red Pill subreddit)
  • TERFs
  • Transmisogonists
[more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 8, 2014 - 1297 comments

It's not shocking if you hear that sort of thing all the time.

I'd like to ask that people stop posting "ironic"/"what if we were talking about X TOPIC" type comments to make their point like this comment in the Alinea baby post. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jan 14, 2014 - 325 comments

"Indian giver" is still not okay

Calling someone an Indian giver is still racist. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Apr 2, 2013 - 420 comments

Racial Slur

No matter how interesting I find the topic, I find the title of this thread incredibly problematic---is it just because i am canadian?
posted by PinkMoose on Feb 1, 2013 - 167 comments

Just because you didn't say "go fuck yourself" doesn't mean you were civil

The Zwarte Pieten thread is grotesque. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Nov 14, 2012 - 234 comments

This deletion is racist!

Curious why this thread was deleted. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Nov 11, 2012 - 56 comments

Failure at the mediumest levels

You tell me how the first part of this post wasn't relevant to the second part? It's a story of triumph over adversity and every news article about those awesome kids mentioned where, specifically, they lived. This is moderation, it's racism, pure and simple.
posted by mikoroshi on Oct 1, 2012 - 155 comments

Animal totem as ethnic slur?

Isn't referring to French people as "frogs" offensive?
posted by Renoroc on Feb 5, 2012 - 54 comments

Racial epithets in Metatalk

I take issue with the use of "dirty indian givers" in this thread. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Jan 6, 2012 - 454 comments

I Can't Wait for my Teaching Evaluations

My professor asked the class which of us are racist. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Oct 3, 2011 - 147 comments

This is why we can't have nice things

I was afraid from the start that this post would get out of hand. Unfortunately it seems I was right. If we have to rage, let's do it here instead. And while we're at it, maybe we can discuss whether & how a different framing could have prevented or minimized the train wreck we see before us.
posted by scalefree on Mar 4, 2011 - 115 comments

Let's not put the n-word on the front page please.

The N-word on the front page makes Metafilter extremely not work friendly, in addition to being just plain offensive. Can we do something about that? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by empath on Jan 4, 2011 - 243 comments

Moslems? Really?

Why is this okay? [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jan 1, 2011 - 332 comments

Racism in the Comments

Question about racist comments [more inside]
posted by luke1249 on Oct 30, 2010 - 323 comments

Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class?

Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class? In the Jackson Jive incident, five upperclass Australians, four white and one Indian, did an astonishingly racist skit that was paid for by the show's upperclass producers, yet in the discussion on MetaTalk, the idea that this might have something to do with class was only brought up as a joke. [more inside]
posted by shetterly on Oct 9, 2009 - 6 comments

Australian Racism Denial - uergh!

The sheer amount of racism denial in this thread is seriously frightening me. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2009 - 370 comments

Do you slander Romani?

I'm sorry, but did someone just post that Gypsies are raised as criminals and have no moral values? Not just a literary allusion to lower-class itinerants, he calls out the Romani by name - the same Romani slaughtered by the million by the Third Reich for being a race of evil criminals. And it gets ten favorites? Really? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Sep 3, 2009 - 1 comment

This isn't even remotely cool

"Gypsy values"? "Morals of gypsys"? "Classic Romani strategies"? What the fuck paulsc?
posted by aspo on Sep 3, 2009 - 514 comments

This is a stupid question on multiple levels.

This is a stupid question on multiple levels. [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Mar 24, 2009 - 395 comments

Seriously?

And the black majority went on to demonstrate to the world - leaving no uncertaintly - that they were utterly incapable of running their own affairs.
posted by chunking express on Apr 18, 2008 - 340 comments

korean doctors = robbers?

Is it just me or is "Will the Korean doctor rob me blind??" a mildly racist way to start an AskMe post? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Mar 27, 2008 - 91 comments

Deletion of post about racist Australian Mayor.

I think the deletion of this post by indienial is a bad call. The continued destruction of all things Aboriginal is a big fat important & undercommented issue, and one which I was looking forward to reading comments about. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Mar 13, 2008 - 94 comments

why are racist questions allowed on netatalk

So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
posted by Stynxno on Feb 25, 2008 - 296 comments

Those Run of the Mill Hasidic Landlords

What's the ruling on borderline anti-Semitism? [more inside]
posted by The Gooch on Jan 17, 2008 - 310 comments

what?

Curious why Poolio's first comment was deleted.
posted by sluglicker on Aug 16, 2007 - 99 comments

crush racism an sexism forever

I would be more comfortable speaking with someone gay. Is that kind of sexism halal on AskMe? I need a straight interior decorator (gay men make me uncomfortable). Where can I eat in a nice whites-only restaurant?
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 3, 2007 - 194 comments

What's the most offensive, racist joke you have ever heard?

I can't see any justification for this AskMe.
posted by theora55 on Jul 26, 2006 - 137 comments

Commenter in contentious AskMe protests allegations of derailing behavior

Compare and contrast:
How do I deal with a Muslim co-worker who doesn't like me? which is pretty much one uninterrupted chorus of "what does his being Muslim have to do with it?" and How do I keep my [Latino] neighbors from stealing my power? in which someone, i.e. me, asking the same question, was insulted and accused of derailing.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 6, 2006 - 69 comments

Racism on AskMe.

Is it really OK to promote ethnic stereotypes? If not, why do we have this?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Jun 21, 2006 - 147 comments

I would have bumped them off and then blamed it on the blacks.

What would you have done?
I would have bumped them off and then blamed it on the blacks.


I don't think that sgt.serenity is living up to his handle.
posted by Irontom on Sep 14, 2005 - 55 comments

Hey refugee/racist people, get your own thread

Hey refugee/racist people, get your own thread. Eight comments into it, the troll succeeds and we're no longer talking about the camps. Good work.
posted by tomharpel on Sep 11, 2005 - 80 comments

Breaking news on Mefi

So, I think that MeFi was the first to break the bit about racist looting captions. So why then do Wonkette and Flickr users get to pretend they broke the story? There are others, it's now quite the little hot Internet topic. But where's the MeFi love?
posted by symphonik on Aug 31, 2005 - 58 comments

Rook, I'm a lacist!

Rook, I'm a lacist!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Aug 9, 2005 - 241 comments

Judging a thread by its racist title

What's the deal with racist page titles? We went through the exact same thing a couple of years ago.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jul 10, 2005 - 116 comments

Racist jokes on MeFi and AskMe

What's happening here? Is it just me, or are these comments simply inappropriate? Or has humor devolved to pseudo-racist jabs?
posted by BlueTrain on Jan 10, 2004 - 162 comments

Not just a double, a double invoking the N-bomb is the subject of a deletion request.

Delete this post Matt. Not only is it a repeat of a topic, the N-bomb is used. Totally unacceptable, even if you are a rapper. It still has the same connotation as hate. Still way too soon since the Civil War.
posted by alicesshoe on Oct 4, 2003 - 24 comments

Hooray! Metafilter's full of ignorant fuckwads! GO TEAM!

In Japan, don't they use the Lichter Scale?
posted by dhoyt at 2:52 PM PST on September 25 (earthquake thead)

rook! I can see my house from here!
posted by jonson at 11:59 AM PST on September 25(Chinese space program thread)

Hooray! Metafilter's full of ignorant fuckwads! GO TEAM!
posted by cCranium on Sep 25, 2003 - 206 comments

MeFi callout for anti-semitism

Hmm..... It does fit in with riptide's posting history which consists of mostly short, useless, and sometimes offensive comments.
posted by rdr on Aug 29, 2003 - 88 comments

Racist, inflammatory, trolling newsfilter post

This thread, despite generating a huge response, is

A.) Newsfilter
B.) Racist, inflammatory, and designed as nothing more than a troll. I realize that MaddD enjoys posts that cause controversy, as evidenced by his topic post history, but suggesting that grieving parents should be shackled to a floor because of their immigration status seems a little much.
posted by dejah420 on Feb 22, 2003 - 95 comments

Nice posts, but extremely aggravating titles.

Nice posts, but extremely aggravating titles.
posted by hama7 on Feb 12, 2003 - 94 comments

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