Look, anyone can post what's on their mind. That's what this place is about. I gotta say though, if I wanted to see so many posts about racism related topics I'd find another board. I come here to talk about Rush, other music, and to see how our (dwindling) family is doing and is up to. Like the Cycling thread.
It's the same effect as what happened with the graffiti guy over the last summer. I'd rather come here and see no posts, a blank wall, than some of what's being posted.
The guy has a right to express himself, but i don't have to listen. And me not listening doesn't mean for me to go look elsewhere for what makes this place special.
I think the idea of an opt in forum makes a lot of sense FJ. Though that adds to the moderation task slightly. I'd even be willing to help out in that space. If it makes it easier for the admin team. If a particular thread breaks the rules, move it to the double secret forum. Rules? Now that's a different discussion. What would qualify? How do we quantify what we think are the qualifications for such a forum? What separates those threads from say.... a general thread about politics or the elections, or any other current event?