Imagine if we
had editors who belonged to the KKK and made it obvious
they belonged to the KKK with the following pattern of behavior:
making contributions about European history while making biased edits
against pro-African or African-American political causes, along with
a rigid obsession with mentioning in the lead paragraphs of [[OJ
Simpson]], [[John Muhammed]], et. al. that these convicted or
suspected murderers were black, and making posts to the listserv
under the pseudonym of "David Duke". Now do you see the problem?
Sure. Their inability to follow NPOV is a problem, and if that's
do, then they're of net harm to the project. Their membership of any
particular ideological following is not itself the problem.
But wouldn't you say their espousing of these views creates a hostile
environment towards the ethnic groups they're intolerant of?
Philip L. Welch