GOG.com Tweet Backlash

GOG.com tweets about as tweet they made before removing it due to controversy, saying "we clearly messed up here." VG247 has details on the deleted tweet, saying it was a promotional image for Postal 2 which showed someone urinating on a headstone marked "games journalism." They note this as a call out to the GamerGate movement, which was highly critical of the gaming press, but is also the target of criticism itself over allegations of misogyny and sexism, and VG247 says they are dropping coverage of GOG.com as a result of this. The tweet has inspired lots of responses, many of which are complaints about the original tweet, but there are many posts critical of the apology as well. This tweet offers thoughts on the controversy, but we do not understand their reference to the significance of the date except that there were many GamerGate headlines around this time in 2015. Here's their post:

  • The intention behind our tweet was to inform about a release known for controversial content.
  • Unfortunately, we've failed to make the association between the image, the date, and an abusive movement.
  • Our intention was never to hurt or condone hate.
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 04:19:
Quinn wrote on Jul 22, 2018, 03:11:

Show me the evidence please?

Sleeping while black at Yale.
Mowing while black.
Swimming while black.
Drivers less likely to yield for blacks.
Crossing the street to avoid a black man.
Getting a mortgage while black or brown.
even after controlling for general risk considerations, such as credit score, loan-to-value ratio, subordinate liens, and debt-to-income ratios, Hispanic Americans are 78 percent more likely to be given a high-cost mortgage, and black Americans are 105 percent more likely.
Blacks and hispanics are more likely to be pulled over, pulled over more often, and more likely to get ticketed.

It's very telling that you came back to continue arguing this point without going out to do your own research. Took me about 15 mins to look up these stories.

Those first links you provided aren't cases of systematic racism but individual racism. The majority of people codemn these acts. To draw major conclusions from such individual cases and biased Google searches is ridiculous. It's like saying purple owls exist because you looked up purple owls in google images.
You have only proven individual racism toward blacks exists. I never argued the opposite.

As for the last link: I do not draw the same conclusion as you are willing to so quickly draw from that data. As directly quoted from the link: "These patterns illustrate the disparate impact of policing on minority communities. However, as with stop rates, these disparities may not be due to bias. In nearly every jurisdiction, stopped black and Hispanic drivers are searched more often than whites. But if minorities also happen to carry contraband at higher rates, these higher search rates may stem from appropriate police work. Disentangling discrimination from effective policing is challenging and requires more subtle statistical analysis."

There is a lot to say about racial profiling. I think there is no such thing as racial profiling, just profiling. If the majority of crime in a certain neighborhood is done by a certain race, data demands you adjust to that knowledge. If you don't, you dismiss unbiased data for the sake of being politically correct.
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