How to End Racism on this Site

by asefati

There isn't a day that I come on this site that I see all sort of racist content, blogs, articles, or even comments. Being Persians and believing in equality of all humans regardless of their gender, race. Or belief, I think we should really end that on this site.

And this is how we can end all these racists stuff on this site. Simply DO NOT REPLY to any of them. Let those narrow minded ones among us to see that they are not taken seriously so they can take their agenda elsewhere.

We Persians can only solve our problems by looking at glass half full by appreciating the differences among us. I am talking about differences on faith and religion, and politics, and race, Sure let’s discuss them all in most civilized and educated manner possible but let’s not tolerate racisms and ignorance. And the way we can do that is by ignoring those few who like to crack Iranian unity by writing uneducated, racist, and ignorance content on this site.


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exactly my point

by asefati on

when I referred to the word Persian, I mean all Iranians and our culture
teaching us to welcome all.

But it seems that there are elements within us are have always tried to
distract us from it.

Racism brings hate, intolerance, and division. It will lead to instability,
and more social problems. We need to once and for all abandon it.



Dear samsam1111

by Kurdish Warrior (not verified) on

Thanks for clarifying that Iran is made up by many groups. Some people just don't get it and try to diffuse people by quoting something completely irrelevant and nonsense. As for racism, I have come a cross many and they know who they are...for some, you might be able to adjust their thought and the way of thinking by explaining and discussing the subject however as for others, well they are just ignorant and there is nothing me or you can do to help them.


To samsam1111

by Anonymously (not verified) on

The word Persian (in English) refers to all people living in Iran regardless of their ethnicity. There is a misunderstanding about the words Persian and Persia so that many Iranians think Persian means Parsis (Farsis). The civilized world knows us (Iranians) as Persians regardless of our ethnicities. There is nothing racist about calling yourself/ourselves Persian. Many people around the world still use the word Persia to refer to our country(iran) and there is nothing wrong with using Persia instead of Iran.


Dear samsam1111

by asefati on

Dear samsam1111,

If you read my post more carefully, I acknowledged differences among us and also referring to our
culture welcoming diversity. However what I was referring too was the negative
racial comments.



Alireza Sefati



Dear Ali!!

by samsam1111 on

You inadvertantly and probably unknowingly made 2 racist comments on your own article:

 ""Being Persians and believing in equality of all humans rega""

""We Persians can only solve our problems by looking at glass half full ""


There are more than just Persians who make up Iran..I,m sure you meant "We Iranians"




We must all realize that we Aryan

by Daryush on

To start we must all realize that we are Aryan and a higher race. This way we'll understand one another better. We also all must agree that we disagree with Islamists and the regime. Once we are all on the same page, then there is no problems. Great blog and a good beginning for our unity.


anonymously, Q, amirkabir4u

by caramel (not verified) on

anonymously,I wish we could see those articles banned from this site too. But the reason why they are still allowed to write here, is because while such authors are against our identity and they make it clear in their writing, they also try to convey innocent and harmless intentions.
Q, guidelines have already been establish ( at least I think) for bloggers, but like I said, such authors always convey innocent and harmless intentions in their writing. Maybe another rule to add to the guidelines is that articles that are divisive will not be published. This way we can promote harmony among our people, and at this point in history, we need to be working to promote unity and harmony among ourselves.
amirkabir4u, i agree that muslim bashing on this site is ridiculous, and because it promotes hate, the administrators need to stop allowing people to post such hateful remarks.



by amirkabear4u on

I have been using this site since last summer and have a rough idea of this racism. We Iranians Muslims and non-Muslims unwillingly were dragged into politics and branded as terrorists but never being famous as racist. But now it seems they are trying to wrongly and forcefully reflect this as well. Some of the points I see being repeated over and over again are as follows;

- They all claim are pure blooded Iranian! If the rest of us are from planet apes.

- They all understand more than others. They are the gurus. But when you read their writings it becomes a little bit clear they have a lot of shortfalls.

- They all believe in justice and democracy even though they are extremely bias.

- They all have a lot of time, some of them write blogs as long as a few pages.

- They, even though minority in numbers all discovered truth about god and religion in particular Islam. It seems a few hundred million Muslims been so far imagining things not mentioning the other few billion people who believe in god.

- If there are any female supporters among them they like to advertise their gender quite loudly.

- If someone has a faith he/she is linked to IRI government.

- They hardly praise any Iranians for their achievements.

- There are a few other (very important) points which I do not have time to mention.

To me it is clear they have some bad grudge against Muslims. It also seems they have some backing from this's management as well otherwise they would not be continuing so long.

AND they all have the hall marks of NASIZM.


Anonymously, did you read asefati's words?

by Q on


People like Anonymously just don't get it. Racists seldom see themselves as doing anything wrong. I admire your courage and big heart in trying to end the racist rhetoric on this site. I agree fully.

However, the real problem is accountability. I agree with Caramel, but letting people throw filth and hate on other good people with complete anonymity is not the answer. It may be OK with any of us, but what right do we have to demand that someone else not take offense to personal slander? We do not have that right.

If ignoring the problem was going to make it disappear, it would have disappeared by now. We all know we have tried this and it has not worked.

A clear statement of principle along the lines of: no personal attacks, no racist speech and no unsubstantiated accusations is necessary.


A better solution!

by Anonymously (not verified) on

The best thing to do is blocking this site for those who are against Persianness and Iranianness. They are a few registered members, already known for hostility to Iran and Iranians (mostly pan-turk/pan-Arab), that use any opportunity to bash Iranian culture and history. Their blogs and articles should be banned from publishing by administration.


Re: asefati

by caramel (not verified) on

I agree with u. I often see racism on this site too, and I always choose not to respond because I feel that people that choose to write racist articles or make racist comments, they are indeed looking to start quarrels. Also, they're certain contributors of this site who always write articles that have a very subtle and cunning way of demeaning the Persian identity, and most of the time people respond angrily to those articles. BUT, the best thing to do is not to respond to such articles in order to discredit the author's work and also to discourage them from writing.