This is going to be a long read, and I’m not exactly sure where to begin. The gist of the story is that I made some anti-white comments, and the result was that a few generally racist subreddits flipped out about it.
It all started on this thread:
It was screaming up toward r/all, and I knew that it would turn into a shitshow, but I didn’t have time to babysit it, so I just locked it. Normally we remove threads where «white person calls the cops on black person for doing something mundane» because it just happens so often, but today I decided to let it go and just lock the thread with a sticky comment designed to piss off people who would be pissed off by that sort of thing.
It’s currently removed because we had a minor spat among a few of the mods about the appropriateness of it.
If you want to take a break from Reddit, this type of comment is known as «punching up» or taking aim at those in an advantaged social position in order to highlight injustices against those in a disadvantaged social position. (Obviously this is written from an American perspective. Breitbart says that whites are being rounded up by the truckload in Africa, but I don’t know anything about that.) The idea being to try kind of a «let’s see how you like it» or «think about what this feels like» at people who might normally act that way toward those who are in the socially disadvantaged group. This entire situation was an exercise in «punching up». Making fun of rich people, white people, men, able-bodied, cis-gender people, Reddit moderators, etc could all be seen as «punching up» if done properly.
Мысль на память: Если ваша единственная цель — стать богатым, вы никогда не достигнете ее.