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Creating "sit down jobs at community centers for self-entitled minorities" (FB: not hate speech)

Not hate speech or symbols, according to the Facebook Help Team.

Background: there was (and is) a Facebook posting about adding more bus shelters and improving some of the ones we have, in Minneapolis:

Grant will fuel hundreds of bus shelter improvements

Buddy Ken writes: The whole system is nothing but an eye sore that has polluted my town, and ruined generational family businesses. Enjoy your new ghetto. I'm sure all the issues a ghetto is known to present will justify plenty of upcoming Democrat tax dollars for all sorts of social programs, and perpetuate plenty of sit down jobs at community centers for self entitled minorities in the near future.

(All emphasis in the above and throughout this posting is mine).

Anyway, I reported the comment. A couple days later I got this back:

Status: This comment wasn't removed

Activity: You reported Buddy Ken's comment for containing hate speech or symbols.

Facebook Help Team response:
Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the comment you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards.

I guess one has to get into lynching threats and burning crosses in order to go over the line on Facebook. Or maybe that still wouldn't be enough
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