Is Chess racist because white goes first?


 

This is bad news for people who are into chess.

Croatian chess player Antonio Radic (aka Agadmator) had his popular chess videos blocked by Google’s YouTube due to unspecified “harmful and dangerous” content.

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon suspect Radic’s discussion of ‘black vs. white’ with a grandmaster accidentally triggered YouTube’s AI filters.

Running simulations with software trained to detect hate speech, they found more than 80 percent of chess videos flagged for hate speech lacked any—but did include terms like ‘black,’ ‘white,’ ‘attack’ and ‘threat.’

Chess Is Racist Because White Moves First

The notion that somehow the ancient pastime of chess is inherently racist due to the rule of white pieces moving first has been broached on an Australian taxpayer-funded national radio network.

 

The controversy arose when the national broadcaster ABC proposed a radio slot on the matter Tuesday and sought an interview with John Adams, an economist who represented the Australian Chess Federation in 2015.

“The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first,” he said.

Adams further explained the ABC was looking for a chess offical to comment on whether the rules should be altered.

“Trust the taxpayer funded national broadcaster to apply ideological Marxist frameworks to anything & everything in Australia,” he added.

Just when you think the world cannot go off the rails any further there is always a surprise isn’t there? Censors will be everywhere. Next our phone calls? E-Mails?

Thanks go to Moonbattery for the tip.

 

Thats the best going for the swamp today.

24 Responses to “Is Chess racist because white goes first?”

  1. MaddMedic Says:

    I’m with Mr. Dennis…wow…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    I’m speechless! I really do not know what to say other than unbelievable!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mustang Says:

    These “privately-owned” companies, such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook are entitled to formulate their own end-user policies governing content or behavior as it affects their property. We, on the other hand, as product consumers, can choose whether or not to utilize their offerings.

    Hocus is correct in her observation that technology has become the new opiate of the masses — and who knew when they were playing Pac Man in 1980 that it would evolve into a low-IQ conversation about the color of chess pieces.

    But if the tech mob is trying to develop a less-offensive society, if they are truly sensitive to the feelings of racial or ethnic minorities, they should realize how insensitive THEY are to the black experience. Now, since I’m not black, I don’t know what the black experience is — but this is what I do know: nothing or no one pisses off a black person more than a dumb-ass white boy (DAWB) wearing paisley bow ties on a striped short sleeve shirt (with a plastic pocket protector) who is making $80-100 K a year developing software safeguards for Google Enterprises, Inc., thinking he’s improving the “back experience.”

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      I may take some small exception Mustang…when the only game in town buys up its competition is there not a place for some limitations? Monopolies are what they are and I do think we are the better for some of them having been broken up..

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I do see your point, Bunks. My view is that whenever we encourage government meddling, we — even with the best of intentions — only serve to propel the nation further down the road toward 1984; whether these platforms favor right or left ideology doesn’t matter — there is plenty of idiocy on both sides of the spectrum.

      The government controls us by taxing us into submission. Mark recently pointed out that if you don’t use the government’s preferred energy supplier in Texas, then expect your utility bill to increase by 6,000%. Everyone is affected by the bottom line.

      Therefore, if, as Hocus suggests, good and decent Americans stopped using Google, Facebook, and/or Twitter (and whatever else is out there) because we object to their idiocy, then we’d see a sudden reversal of the leftist radicalism that now permeates those platforms.

      I’m not kidding myself, though, because even after we learned that Google and others are providing our personal use of technology to the NSA, people continued to offer up that data to a government that has no rational use for it.

      Personally, I don’t trust any government agency as an “honest broker.” What if, for example, NSA took your personal data, modified it, and then submitted that tainted data to a secret FISA court alleging that you are a danger to society because of some unwoke thing you tweeted? I don’t trust the government because most of its bureaucrats are bonafide nitwits.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Rather the case perhaps should be that by the government offering indemnification against any legal claim, we upset an inherent yellow flag against their capriciousness. Thinking as well the nursing homes… What I originally was thinking about were banks and the “too big to fail.” 7 banks control over 70 percent of assets or some such. Can’t recall exactly. As to your point, it was the government that destroyed community banking.

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    Great. So if chess is racist for the color of half of its pieces, then let’s deem the leftist papers racist for their white paper.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Do people who use blue ink pens discriminate against black ink? Can this be tolerated? Should SCOTUS judges stop wearing black robes? Should the drivers of all-white automobiles be taxed at a higher rate owing to their offensiveness to the drivers of blue, green, black, brown, or rusted-out automobiles? This could keep DAWBs busy for decades.

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  5. hocuspocus13 Says:

    My first question is…

    Why are ‘those’ still on YouTube or for that matter still on Facebook or Twitter?

    How much more abuse does one need to be put through to finally step away

    To this day I’m amazed at the Conservatives who complain I’ve been censored or suspended

    The addiction to Big Tech has become worse than heroin

    I don’t know what happened to the American People where is their guts glory & pride?

    Where do I go to find a Paul Revere or a Samual Adams?

    Or have we turned into cowards & traitors…

    Liked by 5 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      I think you have answered your own questions. Surely it is not the Supremes who stepped away from hearing the election fraud cases. Add McConnell who is happily supporting the next AG who finds no fault in open borders.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. peter3nj Says:

    Checkers anyone, a game with black and red pieces pitting negroes against native Americans, natural allies against the hated white man and raising the question of when do blacks get their casinos, casinos built on land where cotton fields once stood. The coming reparations will not be enough for half of white America to assuage its guilt. Should Texas Hold’em and Black Jack be banned… and how about Chinese Checkers…. A veritable Pandora’s Box has been opened and the genie can’t be put back inside …oh wait the genie goes in the bottle ….It’s getting confusing around here!

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      As you point out the future reparations are unlimited now as the world becomes “woke.” After all 2 plus 2 does not add up to 4 for some reason.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Any white couple/family who purchases a house sited on a former cotton field should pay three times the amount of property taxes as everyone else — you know, to help pay reparations for the crap they never did.

      Question: if you use brown shoe polish on your face and do pantomime, is that racist too, or is it just offensive to Hispanics?

      Liked by 3 people

  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Chess is racist because it’s logical. Because it’s governed by rules. Because only one person wins.

    Liked by 5 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      A keen observation Ed…

      Like

    • Linda Says:

      As a Croatian, I find Youtube to be racist against Croatians. So there, you go YouTube, your racist. wink

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mustang Says:

      @ Linda

      I want to identify with the Croatian experience. Can I join the anti-Croatian Defense League even if I’m not Croatian?

      Liked by 3 people

      • bunkerville Says:

        Lordy lordy… I confess I am a WASP…….. is there a group for us too???? As a direct descendant of Patrick Henry I doubt there any room for us… Give me Liberty or give me death is so yesterday.

        Liked by 3 people

      • peter3nj Says:

        Mustang my amigo I believe you qualify as a wannabe a designation historically reserved for blacks wannabeing white and whites wannabeing black but its a free country so surely you are free to be a Croatian wannabe. Not unlike a sexual or restroom identity preference anyone should be able to be whatever they choose for example half of all americans want to be a-holes and were allowed to be on election day , six months before election day, weeks after election day. So Americans, paraphrasing an old Army recruitment jingle “Become all you want to be …….”

        Liked by 3 people

      • Mustang Says:

        Mi Amigo Pedro, me humillas. Estaba mintiendo sobre el croata; por lo tanto, mis raices estan aqui. I think.

        Like

      • peter3nj Says:

        Mustang, amigo mío, no era mi intención ni ser condescendiente ni hacer a la ligera su deseo de unirse a la comunidad honoable Croation. Entiendo que son grandes cocineros. Have a nice day.

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Sorry guys, no comprende….. I am concentrating on Chinese… I figure they will be landing ahead of the Mexicans in D.C….

        Liked by 3 people


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