Originally posted by @great-king-rat
I don't know the skin colour of any of the writers (let alone lurkers) here, except for those who have a profile pic and myself.
I seem to remember Vivify is black, but I may be misremembering. This is because I am not remotely as interested in the colour of ones skin as you are. Which also leads to me being many, many, many times less racist than ...[text shortened]... . To the point where my "racism" consists of edgy jokes, and yours of genuine hate for "whites".
"I don't know the skin colour of any of the writers (let alone lurkers) here, except for
those who have a profile pic and myself."
"...the entire debates forum - left and right, man and woman, BLACK AND WHITE."
Then why did GreatKingRat DISINGENUOUSLY AND MISLEADINGLY PRETEND that
this forum's writers appear 'balanced' between black and white people?
In fact, this is a white male-dominated forum with endemic racism and sexism.
"I seem to remember Vivify is black, but I may be misremembering."
--Great King Rat
Vivify has claimed to be non-white. When I have attempted to discuss why he claims that,
Vivify has persistently evaded my questions.
I suspect that Vivify might claim to have a bit of black ancestry and, under the absurd
American 'one drop of black blood makes you black' standard, Vivify can claim to be black,
even though it's *possible* that he goes through most of his life perceived as white.
I have noticed that Vivify has made some very ignorant comments about African Americans,
which seem to imply that he's not that closely connected to any black community.
For example, Vivify INITIALLY strongly supported the US government in condemning
Assata Shakur, an African American woman, as a terrorist (now a fugitive in Cuba).
After I posted much more information (questioning the US government's story) about
her, Vivify changed his opinion (though, of course, not giving any credit to me for it).
So I have to wonder about the supposed 'black' identity of Vivify, given that he would
reflexively side with the US government's story against that of an African American woman
who quite a few other African Americans believe has been unfairly condemned.