We don't need conversations about what Blacks do or do not do on an IM Board
We do not need insults or innuendos of where Indians come from socially
We do not need to talk about Whites in regard to trash or any pejoratives across racial divides or even within those divides.
and no we don't even NEED to talk about racially charged cases in the news since we are a diverse community
For many its not an issue because of the make up of WF (previous to recent influxes). Some statements obviously will not be very offensive to some groups while other groups it would be highly offensive but why should any race be talked about or implied on WF? .What often happens is that the person who objects to offensive remarks ends up being called the one creating the problem. After all if every one goes along with the statements there is harmony for most.
However I don't see the benefit to Freelancer of even having these discussions or statements appear on your site for you to be associated with it. It furthers no Internet Marketing goal and they are potentially divisive and explosive as proven by the fact that all major threads concerning race have ended up having to be locked.
IF religion and politics are off limits then I respectfully request that race based posts and threads and racial innuendos or insults REGARDLESS OF RACE just be not allowed on your site at all. It will free time for the mods, free freelancer from being associated with certain views and take nothing away from the community.
To be honest I've never understood why Religion and politics are off the table but race isn't. Its far more explosive in many cases.