Digging that hole again. Where's that Simpson's video clip?
Arkiri stated nothing about it until it was stated before him, but ok. It's not entirely surprising from you, considering.
I don't think a lot of you understand the situation (And this includes my own members too). I personally been born and raised in an area where racism is often viewed a common thing to happen to outsiders. You know, the "South". I grew up with people, especially the elderly, who were used to the times were racial terminology was a norm, it was a way for them to separate people when describing them (And this goes multiple ways, you'll be surprised at the various terms that Asians, Hispanics, Black, White, etc will openly say sometimes - especially the older generations). Sometimes it was hateful, I won't lie. I never said anything racist though, I'm actually surprised by it considering my surroundings while growing up.
In any case, I've seen it first hand from multiple perspectives. Considering the demographic of my area when I was a kid, I often got bullied for "being white", but that's not to take away the years of derogatory/hateful statements other races have received. Anyways, before I get off on a huge tangent on this, this isn't something you solve easily. It's a process that requires time.
What Arkiri did in the past? I got on his ass about it and talked to him about it. I've been in that situation before, where I've assisted individuals who doesn't consider the consequences of their words. Literally 5 years of my life was devoted to helping individuals improve their lives in that area, that was something I was awarded for in my honor's group during my college stint for my efforts in curbing racism and assisting people of all walks of life to better their lives. I'm very much well aware of the process and what works, and what doesn't (Hence why I stated the dogpiling was a bad thing to do, that never works and immediately puts people on the defensive who will ignore you instead of listening).
Ever since that moment on the boards here, no one got close to treading that line. We did, however, have a funny moment in VC and when a joke got too far - I immediately put a stop to it. Even Kastor explained why it's hurtful to him, and people in the VC that evening apologized about it. Yet you don't hear or see that because that's our business to solve and work through.
However, when we see clips of other people's Discords or screenshots of DMs, where they openly talk about "white men dying" or people "being in chains" or even "joking with slavery" - you know how much that counters the efforts some of us do to curb the use of racism here?
Some of you are too focused on trying to trigger the other side, that you don't realize that you're becoming just as guilty as what you're condemning others for.
I'm all for shit talking and having fun as long as it remains in-character, but as soon as someone opens up that door on making a racist joke and someone replies to it, then they immediately pin it on that 'other person' - I'm giving you the middle finger for opening up that door.