I don’t know why I’m commenting on this thread… I’m not going to change anyone’s opinion on the matter, but, I’ve got 5 minutes to waste.
To tell you the truth, I see very little genuine racism and homophobia on this site from the vast majority of members. I can point out roughly 3 or 4 people (who’s names I can remember) who are actually possibly homophobic or racist. Now, jokes about race and gay people are quite common.
One of my favorite memes is “OP is a faggot”. Does that mean I equate homosexuality to the kind of stupidity or laziness I’m implying for the OP? Hell no, I think roughly half my friends are gay.
Whenever we get an article relating to racial discrimination, the overwhelming majority, and sometimes (though rarely) everyone in the comment section is in agreement that what’s happening is wrong. Again, some people make jokes about it, but from following them, their past behavior shows anything but an actual racist attitude. I know real racists…. they are much, much different from people who joke about it.
On youtube from what I’ve seen, its usually about a half and half mix of juvenile prejudice and sensible people. That ratio is far too high for me. This is actually the reason I finally joined this site after lurking for almost…. checks watch… a year ._.
It’s probably the most balanced and sensible comments section I’ve ever seen.
This has been a pointless rant by FluffBall.