March 10, 2015 1:30 pm -

[su_right_ad]All this, while this humble progressive site is banned from Reddit.

One section of the Web forum is dedicated to watching black men die, while another is called “CoonTown” and features users wondering if there are any states left that are “nigger free.” One conversation focuses on the state of being “Negro Free,” while another is about how best to bring attention to the assertion that black people are more prone to commit sexual assaults than whites.

But these discussions aren’t happening on Stormfront, which since its founding in 1995 by a former Alabama Klan leader has been the largest hate forum on the Web. They’re taking place on Reddit, a huge online bulletin board owned by mass media giant Condé Nast, which also owns Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and 20 other print and online publications that reach an estimated 95 million consumers. Reddit has been hailed as the last bastion of free speech on the Internet, an unregulated and vibrant community of users who post whatever they want and rely on the community around them to police their content.

Content on Reddit is “moderated based on quality, not opinion,” according to the working document that dictates community guidelines, called “Reddiquette.” This idea of user-policed communities that contain high-quality, diverse content is part of the ethos Reddit has worked hard to project. “We power awesome communities,” reads the graphic atop its “about” page.

But awesome communities for whom?

Certainly not for sites like Liberaland. We’ve been banned for months with no response when I’ve tried to appeal. Here’s what happened just now when I tried to post one of today’s headlines:



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

30 responses to How Reddit Has Become More Violently Racist Than Stormfront

  1. Kim Connell March 10th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    excuse my language but THAT’S FUCKED UP.

  2. arc99 March 10th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I had no idea. My only exposure to REDDIT was a couple of years ago in a forum discussing whether or not the NFL would start streaming its package of games over the internet instead of restricting access just to DirecTV subscribers. I thought it was just another harmless bulletin board with no dominant agenda.

    Live and learn I guess.

    • Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      I am with you, I would only seek out liberal sites and I only have posted on a couple. If someone talks to me about fox “news” I completely understand, but when it comes to right wing online sites, I am completely out of the loop.

  3. Anomaly 100 March 10th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Alan, i think your site was banned when I joined your site. Apologies for that. But, it’s not the moderators there, it has to do with the libertarian admins. They don’t like me very much:-)

    • rg9rts March 10th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Told you it was your fault..

      • Anomaly 100 March 10th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

        Everything is:-(

        • rg9rts March 10th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

          You love it ….

    • Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Ugh, Anomaly, is there nothing sacred that you won’t destroy for the rest of us? lol

      • Anomaly 100 March 10th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

        I did it for freedom!

        • Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

          Oh, if that is the case, then you are allowed to destroy anything, just make sure you keep yelling that you are doing it for freedom.

          • Anomaly 100 March 10th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

            Can I yell out ‘liberty’ too?

          • Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

            Whatever you do, do not yell out President Obama loves America, that will get you shot in some places.

          • Anomaly 100 March 10th, 2015 at 7:01 pm

            Shot with freedom bullets!

          • Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 7:07 pm

            The best kind

    • Alan March 10th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      yeah, thanks for ruining my life. How can I ever face the world as a Reddit banee

      • Anomaly 100 March 10th, 2015 at 8:54 pm

        I did warn you in advance that the libertarians there really, really don’t like me, remember?

        Just because I think libertarians are soulless blood suckers, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t like me, right?

        • Alan March 11th, 2015 at 10:37 am

          They’re acting like fascists, not Libertarians.

      • tracey marie March 10th, 2015 at 9:25 pm


    • tracey marie March 10th, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      SLAP, twice

  4. bluejayray March 10th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    By what I can see of Reddit, I would wear it as a badge of honor if I were banned.

  5. mea_mark March 10th, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Reddit is best avoided. It has turned into a right-wing propaganda source.

  6. rg9rts March 10th, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Sometimes its a badge of honor to be banned…At other sites its often a loose cannon mod with no sense of humor…or in the old HP days it was for just being liberal

  7. tpartynitwit March 10th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I’m proudly banned from Deadbart, The Daily Klanner, TruthForDolts, Medialite, Zippered Weasels and Snoozebusters.

    • tracey marie March 10th, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      I am banned from raw story

      • bpollen March 11th, 2015 at 2:11 am

        “I’ve never been banned” says bpollen, hiding his face in shame.

        • tpartynitwit March 13th, 2015 at 11:06 am

          Troll harder!

          • bpollen March 13th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

            Ya gotta troll? Dammit, I knew I was forgetting something…

      • tpartynitwit March 13th, 2015 at 11:06 am


  8. tracey marie March 10th, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    where are alan and anomaly, I went to reddit for the first time…you both deserve a slap for putting it in my mind. Dammit!

  9. BillTheCat45 March 10th, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Cowards and loser bigot toddlers.