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by Ryan Hoover (Founder, Product Hunt)

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This is actually a pretty interesting idea, but it's pitched incorrectly - I'd guess the founders are trying to be inflammatory to get press. I think there are a wealth of questions that having a specific racial groups' opinion on would be of benefit - from personal to societal. For example, as a black male I've been frequently asked whether the term 'black' is offensive (as opposed to 'African American' or 'Afro-british' etc. I think an outlet for these kinds of awkward questions could turn into a very interesting social awareness campaign
@benjamineevans I read through every "yo wtf" comment thinking this. I'm really happy you've sliced the positive out of a misguided project. πŸ‘
I also think that it's pitched in a way that's not conducive to many people. I will say, however, that to everyone jumping on the "wtf" bandwagon, quit jumping to the conclusion that everything is racist.
I normally prefer to ask this guy: But interesting concept nonetheless
This is pretty disgusting. Makes me wonder why there isn't a "Report" button on PH. Where's @RyanHoover?
@aaroncrocco there's a flag button toward to top of the page under "..." (which I realize is far too hidden). Re: this post, we avoid censoring product submissions unless they're a direct attack or extremely offensive to any one person or group of people. To be frank, I interpret this product as a joke, without malicious intent; however, we're seeing enough reports that this has been removed from the front page.