EtcetEraThreadBlack Man convicted of raping "The Lovely Bones" author Alice Sebold is exonerated 39 years later (See Staff Post)
Red Text - The history of race and sexual assault in the United States has an unseparable, ugly history; namely, that there is an observable pattern of white women deliberately lying about Black men raping them, and Black men suffering whatever consequences were to be doled out with no recompense.
EtcetEraThreadJeffery Epstein Commits Suicide in Cell (See Staff Post)
Red TextThread re-opened. Jeffrey Epstein was a despicable man in life who was allowed to continue as he did thanks to his association with some powerful people. As such, it is understandable that the murky circumstances surrounding his suicide will lead to skepticism and the formulation of theories where there should be concrete details. It is important, however, that we keep this thread focused on the news and facts involved, rather than baseless speculation or conspiracy theories blaming unrelated parties.
EtcetEraThreadDemocratic Socialists of America pass "Bernie or Bust" Resolution
Red TextThis thread was created with no context, and no information or sourcing on the resolution discussed. Context on these matters tends to be important. As of right now, the table hasn't been set for a fair discussion.
EtcetEraThreadJussie Smollett Breaks His Silence After Vicious Attack: 'I'm OK'
Red TextIn this case there seems to be no legitimate reason to doubt Smollett's account of what happened. As such, any discussion of him faking the attack will be treated as victim blaming and actioned as such.
EtcetEraThreadHow is complaining about rap in videogames still a thing in 2019?
Red TextIt is possible to raise the observation of how Black culture has been received in gaming over the years without suggesting that everyone who dislikes rap music is racist. Likewise, please understand that how rap music and Black culture has been treated in gaming can be alienating for some members of the community. In short, let's choose our words carefully, please.