r/PublicFreakout 7h ago

Please read: Reminder of sitewide rules and subreddit policy

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Hello everyone,

By nature of the content featured here this subreddit can attract some less savoury types of comments. The mod team thought it a good idea to remind everyone of reddit's sitewide content policy, of which rule one "remember the human" prohibits hatespeech of any kind.

We moderate just a little bit more stringent than the content policy would strictly demand from us, in order to make sure this subreddit does not fall into territory where we are in danger of seeing the place banned. We also want to keep our comment sections a healthy place for people to talk to each other and this means that we enforce civility and reddiquette.

As you may already know, we have compiled a list of talking points in our wiki which outline the type of talking points we do not allow here.

As a public service announcement we will post this text in its entirety below. Please keep in mind that this list is non-exhaustive and is added to regularly.

Please assist the mod team in keeping this place fun and healthy by reporting hate when you see it.

Thank you and have a happy Pride Month,

the r/PublicFreakout mod team

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In this subreddit, we affirm that we stand with BLM, LGBTQ+, and other routinely disparaged groups. Therefore, after consulting with multiple organisations who are active and knowledgeable on these topics, we are further formalising and clarifying Rule 4.

The purpose of this post is to provide common examples of bigotry upon which we, as moderators, will take action. Please keep in mind that we will not be debating these topics individually, but you are more than welcome to head to r/socialjustice101 to either ask in good faith about these topics, or, if you are already familiar with them, to educate others.

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#This list is non-exhaustive, may be updated frequently, and is applicable to moderator discretion

#Racism:

* against African Americans or black people in general:

* black crime statistics, "black on black violence"

* any variation on "despite being 13% of the population, black people commit 50% of the violent crime" <- this is literally a copypasta/meme created by the white supremacist website, Stormfront. Variations include: "13 do 50, 13/50, the 13%, DESPITE"

* victim blaming especially after rape or death (not exclusive to racism) (examples: "[x person] should have just cooperated with the police", "she shouldn't have worn that", "well they committed a crime in the past")

* referring to black people as animals, specifically apes/monkeys

* "what if you said this about black people instead of white people!" or trying to switch races (this is absolutely an apples-to-oranges comparison. Life isn't a chessboard that you can simply rotate the board and have gameplay be effectively the same)

* "all lives matter"

* dindu nuffin or variations, thugs, "he was a good boy", "he was going to college", joggers, naggers, "people who annoy you" DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

* coal toll

* WE WUZ KANGZ

* 2550c01

* just posting the letter "N" to start an askouija style attempt to create a slur

* "affirmative action is racist against white people"

* "black people only get into college due to affirmative action"

* "diversity hires"

* "diversity" used to suggest an ethnic minority (usually Black, Jewish, or Muslim people) being present is an issue.

* claiming black crimes are not reported because they do not fit a "media narrative"

* "racism (systemic or otherwise) doesn't exist"

* "upvoted because black"

* 3/5 jokes

* IQ stats (more affected by general health, nutrition, parents' education level etc than race)

* Bix Nood

* "Usual Suspects"

* "Unsurprising" (or 'expected', 'typical' and similar terms suggesting that a particular group can be expected to behave poorly)

* "never relax"

* using terms like 'doctors and lawyers' or 'engineers' to mock people who are not representative of a whole race.

* black lives splatter/Burn Loot Murder

* advocating running over protesters (this is also advocating violence, a TOS violation)

* "BLM is a terrorist organisation"

* "well, well, well"

* Reverse racism comments

* sarcastically saying "BLM"

* "Fascinating behavior" or any kind of Jane Goodall or Documentary style reference

* "Fatherless behavior" comments insinuating that certain demographics do not have father figures.

* "culture" or "what a wonderful culture" comments

* "Animals" or "zoo" comments on videos of POC

* "Upstanding Citizens"

* "We're all thinking it but can't say it" type comments. This includes saying that you can't say racist thing or you'll be banned.

* Dehumanising language about "savages", "animals", "cockroaches", "zoos", "rats"

* "Ghetto" or "hood" references.

* Hoodrat / Hood rat

* stupid comments about "culture" or "cultural enrichment".

* Using "uncle Tom", "uncle Ruckus", or other racially charged terms of that nature.

* Assuming that POC are immigrants

* Making comments about immigration on content showing POC

* arguing that white people should be allowed to use the N word

* antisemitism

* Islamophobia

* global bankers, bankers

* oy vey, goyim, the goyim know

* hollywood references

* Pallywood

* Fakestinians

* Hamas Europe

* 3 parentheses, "echoes"

* that comic with the guy rubbing his hands together ("happy merchant")

* holocaust denialism

* Gas chambers or ovens

* Comparing Jewish people with Hitler or Nazis

* Yahud

* Kike

* Copa

* "The Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you"

* "people are reading" some particular supremacist book

* in general, making assumptions about specific people based on racist views about the group or mocking something disparaging about the group as a whole:

* Indian people: "must have been an arranged marriage", "designated shitting streets", "Indian rape culture", "superpower by 2020"

* Muslim person in the picture: "terrorist", "religion of peace", "islam is right about women", "rag head, towel head"

* Native American/Indigenous person: "alcoholic", "smallpox blankets"

* Asian people: "Koreans eat dogs/cats", "china-virus"/"wuhan flu"/"kung flu", "slopes", "chinks", "slanty eyes"

#transphobia

* "there are only two genders"

* "I identify as an attack helicopter" (or anything else patently absurd)

* suggesting Michelle Obama is a man

* intentionally misgendering a trans person

* referring to being trans as a "mental illness"

* suicide statistics/"40%"

* "transwomen aren't women"/"transmen aren't men"

* use of "tranny"/"trap"

* decrying children having reassignment surgery (this is already illegal in most countries)

* "did you just assume my gender?!"

* emphasising regret after transitioning

* use of "biological male" or "biological female". The term is cis male or cis female.

* anything about transitioning to become better at sports, or "men have a biological advantage"

* "troon", "mental illness", "groomer", "indoctrinating children", "you'll never be a real woman"

* intentionally deadnaming a trans person, which means using their old name over their new one

* calling gender-affirmative care for minors 'child abuse', against all recognised international standards of care by relevant professionals, or any kind of mention of trans children 'not existing' or transgender minors 'being too young to make that decision'

* supporting the transphobe JK Rowling in any way

#sexism

* "women belong in the kitchen"

* "the gender pay gap is a myth"

* "equal rights and equal lefts"

* equality comments when men and women are involved in physical altercations

* cunts/sluts/whores/slut-shaming/for the streets

* "upvoted because boobs"

* posting that comic which says women have to include themselves in their photos

* "don't be such a girl"

* Coffee cup emoji

* "should have kept her/your legs shut" on the topic of abortion, financial issues, or other similar issues

* abortion: "baby killer", "abortion is murder" or conflating abortion with actual murder, "slut"/slut shaming

* infantilisation: e.g. referring to a woman/women as "little girl(s)", or other intentionally demeaning and condescending terms

#homophobia

* equating pedophilia to homosexuality

* f-word/queer/pillow-biter/etc

* "bundle of sticks" (Almost no one on reddit is an etymologist. They're only using this phrase because it's the same origin as the f-word)

* puking emoji with no other context than a gay wedding or pride parade etc

* "upvoted because gay"

* "being gay is a sin"/"see you in hell"

* "fake and gay" and otherwise using "gay" as a pejorative or negative

* "groomer", "indoctrinating children", "lifestyle", "sin"

#ableism based bigotry

* "you're only good for stump porn"

* Raspberry

* retarded/aspie/sperg/autistic

* variations using the 'tard' suffix to conflate developmental issues with otherness or wrongness ('fucktard', 'tard', 'libtard' etc)

* using euphemisms to avoid filters, such as 'regarded' or 'acoustic'

#general incivility

* this is just basically name-calling or personal attacks aimed at a specific user. Examples: "you idiot", "you moron", "you dumbass"

#bad faith arguments

* Sealioning, JAQing off etc in order to push a bigoted narrative.

#This list is non-exhaustive, may be updated frequently, and is applicable to moderator discretion

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Many users have argued that facts cannot be racist, which is true. However, much of what is purported to be factual is actually twisted by inherent racism. For example, the assertion that black people commit more violent crime than white people is false: In fact, black people are arrested/convicted for violent crime more often than white people. The statistic does not represent a fact-based commentary on a racial proclivity; it represents a way in which systemic racism has unfairly maligned a historically marginalised portion of the population.

Furthermore, even objective facts can be presented in a manner that promotes (or is promoted by) a racist agenda. It may be factual to state that a given entertainer is Jewish, for instance, but if that point is being raised as a means of insinuating something anti-Semitic, it is nonetheless an example of bigotry. Statements of this sort are referred to as "dog-whistles;" as coded phrases that are ostensibly based in fact, but which are being presented with bad-faith intentions.

Dog-whistles, implied bigotry, and memetic phrases with bigoted subtexts are all forbidden. Please note that there's a different between attacking a disparaged group who cannot change how they were born, and attacking memberships of groups (e.g. saying "ACAB" is not bigotry. Cops can quit, black people can't stop being black).

Civil criticism of religion, governments, and groups/organisations are fully permitted. Attacks on individuals for belonging to those groups, or veiled attacks that are instead meant to target and attack a nation/race of people that practice these faiths, is forbidden.

Any language which ascribes the behaviour of an individual to an entire group, or vice versa, is unacceptable.

Every human deserves to be treated as a human. No exceptions.

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If you don't understand some of the reasons behind these additions, that's ok. Many people are at different points on their path to education, and everyone should treat it as a process vice a destination. We encourage users to head over to r/socialjustice101 to either ask about specific points or to explain them to other users if you do understand. We won't be debating these here or in modmail as that's not a debate forum.

Thank you for reading


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