Taunting Area? Why Not Just Ban Race Talk?

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    USMB first tried to control race discussion by creating a special section for it.

    Then that section became wildly popular. Don't know the stats, but it looks like a big draw to me... and probably results in a lot of the views that make USMB ads viable.

    Too popular?

    Now, it's in the "Taunting Arena" or whatever, alongside "Conspiracy Theories."

    Hmmm.

    Where else can it go? A subsection of the "Food and Wine" section?

    My query is, if racial discussion is so awful, why not just ban it? And anyone who takes an un-PC view, like me? That's what all the other discussion boards do. Then "conservatives" can get back to talking about what a great guy Bush is and "liberals" can resume their discussion of how Christians control America.

    Because obviously, USMB doesn't like the race talk. So why play games?

    Just ban it.

    And hope that nobody too inquisitive thinks about the implications too deeply...
     
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    Yeah, that is pretty stupid.
     
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    i am racist against the "stupid race".......
     
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    When did this get moved? And other then assuming all talk in this sub forum is offensive why move it to the taunting area? And further if the assumption is all the conversations will be ofensive why have this sub forum at all?
     
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    We shouldn't take racism talk serious anyway.

    Now obama is president, there's no such thing as racism.
     
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    I dont see any difference between the taunting that goes on here, as opposed to lets say the "Israel and Palestinian" section. I dont understand this move.
     
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    Notice absolute silence from the staff. Opps there I did it, gonna get banned for "questioning" the staff.
     
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    Really? Why do you guys care how the board is organized? Is it too hard to find now?
     
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    Why is this forum in the TAUNTING AREA? Pretty simple question. If the claim is that any and everything posted here will be offensive then simply get rid of the forum, we already have a flame zone forum.
     
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    Obviously, someone decided that this is where it should go. Now, I ask, is it really that big of a deal?
     
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