ThreadYear End Policy Updates and Community Affairs
As stated in the OP:
You were banned for and . The fact that your posts are politely worded does not change that. Politely worded bigotry or inflammatory points of view are still just that: bigotry and inflammatory points of view.. Enforcing our policies does not make the team trigger happy. Your bans were the result of discussion and consensus. I know this because I was personally involved with the moderation of that blackface thread, as I am a black woman. As we've stated time and time again, our moderation is a group effort, and we spend a lot of time deliberating reports, to the extent that new moderators are always surprised by the effort that goes into it. I myself was also surprised by this when I joined the team back in January 2018. Just today the report count was at an obscene number for over 10 hours, and we carefully reviewed each report together despite that. Many of us dedicated our entire day to this.
My point is, you were not banned because a specific moderator read your post a certain way. That is highly reductionist and not at all in line with our moderation practices.