Helmholtz wrote:ATOIsp07 wrote:TheLuckyOne wrote:Who the f*** cares what race mods are of!!! Or should we have a percentage of each? In fact by doing so, we are discriminating those poor white kids who might be more fit to be a mod.
BTW, looks like his intention is to get Ken into this debate "to set a precedent". please, stop impelling Ken into this stuff, cool down. No one is insulting minorities. We are too cool for that (Just kidding)
Ken asked for suggestions and, as a TLSer, I have just as much right as you do to offer suggestions that would approve the quality of TLS and its environment for its users. if you think having a precedent set to discourage racism, prejudice and discrimination is not worthy of a suggestion, then, quite frankly, i don't want to communicate with you.
Whether Ken wants to act upon the suggestions he's given, that's on him. I would be lying if I said I wouldn't be disheartened if Ken decided to just somehow overlook my suggestions. But, believe it or not, my sentiments and suggestions have been shared by various TLSers (and yes, the majority of which are URMs). so, Ken , in ignoring my request, would be doing everyone on this site a disservice, especially URMs. This is what it is.
And, what if there were more than a few URM moderators? what's the issue with making sure URMs are represented as mods and not just users?
Apparently, as you've acknowledged, some TLS posters aren't "too cool" to bash minorities.
I can't believe this! I offer a suggestion for increased awareness of diversity and an effort to deter discrimination on TLS and I'm facing this backlash from TLSers. In a way, my case in point is proven.
This thread is not the place for this. You've made your suggestions known. Everybody, move on.
what's "this"? please explain Helmholtz because I've offered my suggestions, some users have questioned them, and now I'm defending them.