Nah, that's not what you were doing and you know it, but keep telling yourself that you're being "scholarly".Thanks for implying I am a racist when my approach is actually scholarly and ignoring that I point out the way to progressivism is not to point fingers back but to point them forward with an open hand of embrace because when you point at things you still have three fingers pointing back at you. Before lumping people you do not know into the racist/conservative/etc cart you should analyze yourself for that purity you are looking for.
You look to and examine the past in order not to (hopefully) repeat those mistakes in the future. I push back against and am VERY leery of anyone who says "don't point fingers at the past". It's another way of nullifying and ignoring peoples past experiences, it leads to gaslighting those same people when it comes to racism, sexism, whatever. Looking forward is MEANINGLESS when you still have the unaddressed spectre of the past ever looming.
Anyone that I've EVER dealt with whether online or in person who has taken that approach and then hidden under the shield of being "scholarly" or "objective" has been a bad faith actor and or worse (whether they acknowledge it or not).