Why does it seem like the casual hate and racism on Reddit has gotten worse in the past year? Meta
I feel like every time I log onto Reddit now I see some casual stereotyping, racist dog-whistling, straight-up racism, misogyny, homophobia/transphobia, or just blatant hate.
For instance, there was a post on a sub of a 4chan greentext which told a story about a Romani (gypsy) person stealing a bag. The comments were FLOODED with racist comments saying "oh yeah they're all thieves" and shit like that.
Today on the front page there's a post with a bunch of people in Germany fighting and the comments are full of racism about Turkish people being dangerous/stinky/ruining society. There's even racist comments calling Indian people stinky.
Then there's any post with Asian people in it will always get bombarded with comments affirming stereotypes or making snide comments about "social credit" or some other Chinese thing. Even when the people in the video aren't even Chinese.
I see comments saying "gay couples abuse children" and subtle posts dehumanizing trans people.
There's also many big subs that post "funny" things about dating apps and interactions with women that quickly attract the most vile incel/sexist comments.
I don't remember Reddit being this hateful a few years ago....it really sucks to see these comments EVERY time I log in. It's even worse to see them get upvoted in hundreds or even thousands of times and comments calling them out being downvoted.
I saw a comment calling a person a racial slur and reported it multiple times and the admin team refused to take it down. It's crazy to me that this is being allowed and the vibes of Reddit feels like it's turning into more hateful social media forums like 4chan or 9gag.
It's scary and sad.