In the loop survey, a question wrecks my mind:
Of course I selected Other: Human as an answer. Yes I identify as such.
This question feels so USA-centric. The USA has a huge problem with race. I don't deny it and we are not here to fix it. I know that as an American company SE has to follow the US law, but as far as I know they don't have to follow this kind of trend. The USA is not the only country with this racist behavior, but here it really feels like a case of Americentrism:
Americentrism is the tendency among some Americans to assume the culture of the United States is more important than those of other countries or to judge foreign cultures based on the standards within their own. It refers to the practice of viewing the world from an overly US-focused perspective, with an implied belief, either consciously or subconsciously, in the preeminence of American culture
In fact, in my own country, racist questions like this are one of the biggest taboos. You. Just. Don't. It feels so wrong in so many aspects.
I know we can't please every culture. I just hope that SE Inc will keep in mind that their community come from all around the world.
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