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Racism in Color block names


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The last time I raised the topic of racism, specifically involving TFP when they were under Harry, I wound up getting a strike, and then had half of TFP embargo me, and got harassed on Discord for months afterward - "My lady, thou doth protest too much" came to mind.

 TFP knows the White Wei

The word "white" is only capitalized when it is someone's last name, a proper noun, a place name, or, specifically when referring to race. I do not agree with this personally, since I don't think that race is anything to be celebrated either way. You can read all about it here: https://cssp.org/2020/03/recognizing-race-in-language-why-we-capitalize-black-and-white/, or in many other articles - it is a recent trend.

Had this been anyone except TFP, I might have accepted an honest error, though I might have asked what the word "White" was meant o signify. But given the rampant trolling I received last time around, for which I earned a strike because my comeback for the embargoes I mentioned was to use a common expression in some parts to highlight that TFP was playing with grey areas, I would have to say there is no need for clarification this time around.

I therefore request that the letter 'W' be changed to 'w', which, ironically, only reinforces that it should not be there because the whole word then loses the appeal that TFP sees in having it there in the first place...

Another practical suggestion would be for us to have Animal Blocks, or Flower Blocks, or even Doctrine Blocks take the place of Color Blocks, and finally put an end to the stereotypical references to body parts, or the constant and documented attempts by TFP to play with racial references as a matter of identity.

Incidentally, as a direct result of TFP's trolling, I founded Human Over and wrote the statement that appears on its front page to this day. https://politicsandwar.com/alliance/id=7802

Let's see what happens this time - can admins manage to come down on the right party this time? I have my doubts as I raised this concern with Alex twice in the last week.

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I now own MinesomeMC's goat, too. It's starting to look like a herd.

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On 5/11/2022 at 1:13 PM, Boris Underground said:

The game automatically capitalizes it.

Then it should not.

Are you originally from Earth, too?

Proud owner of Harry's goat. It's mine now.

I now own MinesomeMC's goat, too. It's starting to look like a herd.

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