Mod hat on:
This could go off the rails very quickly. I'm not casting any blame anywhere, this is more of a gut feeling things could go wrong as it has with other threads recently.
So far it's OK but we all need to take a step back. My experience from the other thread (and I'm probably not totally innocent) is to think how other may easily misinterpret what we say (or don't say) or that other people may be saying things that aren't quite what you think. We are from different walks of life and have different emotional connections to different events.
I would like to see us be able to discuss a great player, Hal deserves that. And yes we should be able to discuss the important history but please beware with the political situaion right now how easily this could go wrong in regard to the SOTW rules (I didn't make them but it's my job to keep the posts within them and within the spirit of them).
I'd love if we could discuss important history objectively, and at the same time accept that racism at whatever level is abhorrent. But we must steer well clear of how both of those subjects get used ploitically.
(Again, no finger pointing here, just trying to stop something happening before it starts)