I was recently summarily banned from RationalSkepticism for making eminently defensible statements, on the ground that I was “promoting racism.” They included statements:
(a) in defense of the zoological race concept as applied to human populations
(b) in defense of unspecified congenital zoological race differences
(c) in defense of local racial hereditarianism accompanied by a critique of the global variety
(d) in defense of the right to identify racially
(e) in defense of the right to racially discrimination commensurate with the right to religiously discriminate
Admittedly I was defending racism, just not the irrational type. I emailed the board administrators twice, explained my positions in detail, and no reply has been forthcoming. I no longer expect defenders of the status quo to act rationally. When they do, it’s the exception.