After almost three years to the day since i joined this rag tag group of Monkeys i have a troubling issue i would like to raise. Monkey-Gamers has some very likeable characters and I have made some good friends within the community in my time here, however this can not be said for all.
A member was recently ‘removed’ for what I gather was racism, however we seem to have a deep routed sense of acceptance for the practice when it is aimed at a particular group of people.
Here are just a few snippets from various discord conversations over a relatively short period of time (I have of course omitted the OP as there is no reason to include it) :-
Battlefield 1 has two things I hate: Brits and Muslims
He had help from British Hackerbots. We should have cut off the internet cables when we had the chance, now that the 29th has passed
but knowing british ppl
we knew it was a shit place
there’s still bombed out buildings from ww2, thanks for that
give it a few years
we might try again
scotland is safe
my suggestion was strap a lot of boat engines to the island and ship it over to trumpland
they have a new england, maybe they want an old new england
These are just a small selection of the comments and I thought maybe this was a short term vent due to political events, however it has continued for many many months with no interjection for anyone in the MG hierarchy to stop it. As a community, accepting this kind of behaviour and allowing it to continue is rather worrying. If for example all the references to English/Brits were replaced with an ethnic minority group would that be allowed to continue….i assume not, personally I struggle to see the difference. What also concerns me greatly is that a lot of these kind of comments come from people who sit under the Admins Flag, so not only is the culture condoned, its encouraged.
I would like to stress that I do realise that a large portion of the community does not contribute to this barrage of racism, and I do not consider anyone guilty by affiliation.
I altered this post as I was typing as it originally started with my resignation from the community, however i would love for this not to be the case and to see if we can resolve the issue first.
As a final note :- Am I being a little over sensitive…maybe so, this is after all ‘the internet’ and i’m sure some comments fall under the category of ‘a joke’ but a good proportion do not. Joining discord most days to see another volley of abuse aimed at a group of people to which i belong is not something i personally wish to continue seeing.