I wrote a very detailed myTake, with the intention of covering my personal point of view regarding all the racial talk going on here on Gag.
Unfortunately, myTake was never featured. But instead I only got a random comment from an "underage female" anon criticizing what I wrote about (probably Gag staff). I understand it's a heavy topic, but I really put effort in writing something I thought as constructive. So in what way wasn't this well-written? And how can I get it featured?
Most Helpful Girl
Okay, so I read your post; the straightforward answer to why it isn't going to be featured is that most people aren't going to agree with the point you're trying to make. If you're interested as to why, keep reading.
Your claim is that black communities are poorer worldwide, and therefore there must be something fundamentally wrong with the black community itself. Here most people will point out you're ignoring History.
Colonisation has prevented Africans from governing themselves right up to the world wars. Being in a more hostile environment than Europe, their communities have not developed fast and big as ours, so you could say they're simply at an earlier stage in evolution (for Malawi and the likes). But Europeans have thousands of years of massacres to account for; we've had wars that lasted over several generations. We had genocides, we enslaved a whole lot, so I don't see the black community as particularly violent in comparison. Evolved countries are the result of communities that have had proper resources right from the start. You can read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel for elaborate details.2
Most Helpful Guy
Yeah, a few problems with this
1) I've written MyTakes focusing on black lives matter and "reverse racism" (a different account, they aren't on this one and that account no longer exists.) However, I carefully ensured nothing I said was actually racist. People called me all sorts of names, but I don't believe anybody called me racist, because they couldn't.
"Hordes" of blacks and "The problem with black people" are not phrases that are going to get your MyTake promoted. It is up to each individual mod or admin to promote a MyTake or not. Most mods or admins don't take kindly to that.
I feel like you have an ulterior motive here. Like you wrote this MyTake to get a reaction out of people but you didn't get the reaction you wanted so now you're asking it in question form so people will see it.
G@G isn't censoring you. Only editors get their MyTakes automatically promoted. Other authors have to go through the same process as anybody else.
Whether or not the underage anon was or was not G@G staff doesn't really matter.
What you wrote is incredibly flawed. I'm not going to get into the nitty bitty gritty details of it, but most of it doesn't make much sense.
Honestly the criticism was pretty mild. And even I must admit the anon had a point.
Call it political correctness, call it whatever you want- when you're talking about racial issues you need to be tactful. This take was not.3