TSR supports Black Lives Matter - How?

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I was delighted to see that TSR supports Black Lives Matter, however my joy was cut short when I opened the thread and there was little explanation as to exactly what this this website is actively doing to support the vital work in ending racism.

I agree we must tighten up on anti-racism and banning members who post and promote racial-bigotry, however all websites should be doing this, by law. We must ask ourselves what TSR is doing to support Black Lives Matter, the living breathing moment.

If TSR truly cares about Black Lives, then they should put their money where their mouth is and pledge a percentage of their profits, to go towards the movement, anything less is simply #Whitewashing
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lol nice trolling
how's the aspergers? what's your obsession?
I am not trolling, many companies are actively supporting the BLM movement. Why should TSR, a company with fewer overheards than most be any different?

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog...n-etsy-palace/

Companies which agree that Black lives matter:

1. MatchesFashion
2. H&M Group
3. Nike & Jordan
4. PrettyLittleThing
5. Palace
6. Etsy
7. Amazon
8. Asos
9. Sainsburys
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I suggest that you post how you feel on the official thread, not make a whole different thread about it.
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I was delighted to see that TSR supports Black Lives Matter, however my joy was cut short when I opened the thread and there was little explanation as to exactly what this this website is actively doing to support the vital work in ending racism.

I agree we must tighten up on anti-racism and banning members who post and promote racial-bigotry, however all websites should be doing this, by law. We must ask ourselves what TSR is doing to support Black Lives Matter, the living breathing moment.

If TSR truly cares about Black Lives, then they should put their money where their mouth is and pledge a percentage of their profits, to go towards the movement, anything less is simply #Whitewashing
TSR have no responsibillity to promote BLM
it's fairly obvious they're all for racial equality. i reckon if you looked at the demographics of the people who use this site, majority would be BAME anyway.

There's a big difference between making racist jokes on the internet and cops killing black guys in the streets. TSR shouldn't be forced to pander to the BLM movement as well
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(Original post by Ziggy_)
TSR have no responsibillity to promote BLM
it's fairly obvious they're all for racial equality. i reckon if you looked at the demographics of the people who use this site, majority would be BAME anyway.

There's a big difference between making racist jokes on the internet and cops killing black guys in the streets. TSR shouldn't be forced to pander to the BLM movement as well
The BLM movement is a reaction to racist police men and women killing Black people. TSR has expressed support for the idea that Black Lives Matter and I want them to prove it, by making good on their promise to show support in a real way.
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(Original post by ChrisTheAspie)
The BLM movement is a reaction to racist police men and women killing Black people. TSR has expressed support for the idea that Black Lives Matter and I want them to prove it, by making good on their promise to show support in a real way.
But why should they? They're a student platform, they have nothing to do with the police or institutional racism.
Their main priority is focussing on helping students. And I imagine most students on here wouldn't be interested in more BLM focus on this website.
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(Original post by ChrisTheAspie)
I am not trolling, many companies are actively supporting the BLM movement. Why should TSR, a company with fewer overheards than most be any different?

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog...n-etsy-palace/

Companies which agree that Black lives matter:

1. MatchesFashion
2. H&M Group
3. Nike & Jordan
4. PrettyLittleThing
5. Palace
6. Etsy
7. Amazon
8. Asos
9. Sainsburys
Look at the size of those companies compared to TSR and you may have your answer...
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(Original post by ChrisTheAspie)
I agree we must tighten up on anti-racism and banning members who post and promote racial-bigotry,

You don't actually combat racism and bigotry by 'banning people': you aim to shine a light on it and expose it for what it is. 'Banning' things just drives it underground, where it thrives. Which is presumably what happened when 8chan was driven off the clear web.

If TSR truly cares about Black Lives, then they should put their money where their mouth is and pledge a percentage of their profits, to go towards the movement, anything less is simply #Whitewashing
Don't be silly.

Truly caring about BLM ≠ Spunking money.

That's what we call 'tokenism', and we're trying to avoid that.
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Putting in money doesn't suddenly make all the racists go away and TSR should do this if they want to not because you want to
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If TSR truly cares about Black Lives, then they should put their money where their mouth is and pledge a percentage of their profits, to go towards the movement, anything less is simply #Whitewashing
So your view is anyone who doesnt give their money to blacks/black charities is "whitewashing" ? :rofl:
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They support it because like many companies jumping on the bandwagon, it looks good to show "support" for the currently trending popular movement.

What they don't do is support it in any meaningful way just a "we agree with this message" kind of way about as meaningful as saying nothing at all because they both have the name end result. Nothing.

Some people call me cynical, I'm not sure why
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They support it because like many companies jumping on the bandwagon, it looks good to show "support" for the currently trending popular movement.

What they don't do is support it any meaningful way just a "we agree with this message" kind of way about as meaningful as saying nothing at all because they both have the name end result. Nothing.

Some people call me cynical, I'm not sure why
a cynic is what an idealist calls a realist
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Hiya,

Just to confirm, we'll be updating our main thread on this with information about our plans, which we're currently working on.

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You don't actually combat racism and bigotry by 'banning people': you aim to shine a light on it and expose it for what it is. 'Banning' things just drives it underground, where it thrives. Which is presumably what happened when 8chan was driven off the clear web.
Underground sounds better than on TSR? why not get rid of the racists?
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I was delighted to see that TSR supports Black Lives Matter, however my joy was cut short when I opened the thread and there was little explanation as to exactly what this this website is actively doing to support the vital work in ending racism.

I agree we must tighten up on anti-racism and banning members who post and promote racial-bigotry, however all websites should be doing this, by law. We must ask ourselves what TSR is doing to support Black Lives Matter, the living breathing moment.

If TSR truly cares about Black Lives, then they should put their money where their mouth is and pledge a percentage of their profits, to go towards the movement, anything less is simply #Whitewashing
TSR seems to be jumping on the bandwagon like many other companies because it’s good PR and currently a ‘trend’ - (this isn’t anything against solely TSR, but across many companies).

It would be good if companies showed more support by donating money to charities fighting racism/BAME inequality, but saying one thing and taking action are two different things.

What companies should do is take racism far more seriously and look at racism within their own organisations, aswell as diversifying staff from a range of ethnic/cultural backgrounds and looking at racial discrepancies in treatment of staff.

If companies did want to actually ‘help’, they could share petitions/charities with their followers/audience/customer/base to spread awareness and take action against systematic racism in their own organisations. But saying #blacklivesmatter alone won’t bring about change.

Obviously TSR aren’t like these companies in the sense that their an online student forum, but I believe racism - whether direct or implied as with many posts on TSR, should have action taken against them.

But saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ alone has the same effect as saying nothing.
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I agree we must tighten up on anti-racism and banning members who post and promote racial-bigotry, however all websites should be doing this, by law. We must ask ourselves what TSR is doing to support Black Lives Matter, the living breathing moment.
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TSR seems to be jumping on the bandwagon like many other companies because it’s good PR and currently a ‘trend’ - (this isn’t anything against solely TSR, but across many companies).

It would be good if companies showed more support by donating money to charities fighting racism/BAME inequality, but saying one thing and taking action are two different things.

What companies should do is take racism far more seriously and look at racism within their own organisations, aswell as diversifying staff from a range of ethnic/cultural backgrounds and looking at racial discrepancies in treatment of staff.

If companies did want to actually ‘help’, they could share petitions/charities with their followers/audience/customer/base to spread awareness and take action against systematic racism in their own organisations. But saying #blacklivesmatter alone won’t bring about change.

Obviously TSR aren’t like these companies in the sense that their an online student forum, but I believe racism - whether direct or implied as with many posts on TSR, should have action taken against them.

But saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ alone has the same effect as saying nothing.
I wholeheartedly agree with everything written here and you have expressed what I had wanted to say better than I ever could.
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I'm literally yawning as I go through this thread.
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