This might seem random, but I was recently thinking about racism on Japanese-interest websites. If you've gone to Japanese-interest forums or chat rooms, have you encountered racism? Did you find that you were basically the only black person in the chat room or on the forum, and so felt singled out or had a hard time convincing others that the racist person was being... well, racist?
This has happened to me before. I was on Rosetta Stone's sharedtalk.com and, in the Japanese chatroom, someone said that black people are porch niggers. When I reported him, people were upset at me. Today, when I was on JapanForum.com, someone said, "What's up, negros?" When I complained about this to the mods of the site, they said that the poster wasn't being racist or offensive.
Has anyone noticed a similar trend in their experience? How did you guys deal with it?
Blacks in Japan
- Racism on the Internet