If you plan to close the topic, then I would insist that the topic be entirely deleted from the site.
What Diane Kenaston did was to politicize this site, with which the majority of the commentators fully agreed. That's not even genealogy. It's politics. Genealogy in a pure sense theoretically cannot be politicized; X and Y had children A, B, and C, etc. etc. etc. and that is as far as it goes. The race of X, Y, A, B, and C is irrelevant to the question or the science.
Where Kenaston is headed is for the biographies on the profiles. She wants to act as the ultimate judge and censor, which from my standpoint she is welcomed to do on profiles of HER FAMILY. But she wants to cast the whole half of the country in a sinister light, and this cannot be permitted by this site in any way without polluting it politically.
In her document, she implies that it is somehow bad for families to search for heroes among their ancestors. I would disagree with that. Families have the right to be proud of the heroic deeds and accomplishments of their ancestors to a certain extent. It gives them a special connection with history when they understand that their forebears had an important role in it.
I think everyone on here understands that black Americans have extraordinary difficulties in making their family trees, and that these difficulties arise out of circumstances beyond their control or the control of their ancestors. I am happy to see wikitree making some special efforts to help them in their efforts. I think it is quite unhelpful to inject a large dose of racial politics into the process and then claim that you are helping black genealogists.
I think it is especially unhelpful if one uses the site as a platform to deliberately distort history as Gaile Connolly did with her West Virginia fairy tale version of history. I think all Virginians have a right to vigorously call her out on this point, and to defend the history of the state and its people.
No matter what anyone thinks of slavery, it existed, not just in the southern States, but in every area of the world, including Africa, where the original enslavers of American slaves, black coastal inhabitants, sold black slaves they had captured on to whites, who imported them into the western hemisphere. Slavery was as legal as marriage. Slavery was not a particularly white invention. It was particularly egregious in the southern USA, and we should be happy to be rid of it.
But there are right ways and wrong ways of doing things. Jack Day doesn't mention it, but in Maryland, there was a bill introduced into the Maryland Legislature sometime before the Civil War to compensate slave owners for the emancipation their slaves It barely failed, probably because the compensation to be offered was a very small fraction of the cost of a slave.
One then could look on subsequent events as a curiously immoral exercise in morality, when 800,000 Southerners were murdered so that Northern ship owners and slave traders could assuage their guilt without any compensation regarding property that they treated as property and sold as property to a competing section of the country. How righteous!. Most Southerners were not slave owners.
Bruce Catton, the historian, who wrote a trilogy on the history of the Civil War, stated that the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation was actually a revolution by the North against the Constitution. This is why it is important for people concerned about slavery to be aware that EVERY state was a slave state when the Constitution was adopted. The Northern States looked at it as a moral question; the Southern States looked at it as a property and due process question.
The North won, and it is better that way, but the question is not simply a black and white question either.
Anyway, I think that if D. Kenaston is allowed to have her politics on the site, then the Ku Kux Klan and anyone else should be allowed to exercise the same right. The better way, I think, is to let the Administration think up some guidelines and put them up here. Genealogy is a branch of History, which itself is intertwined very much with politics. Politics and History do lead to disagreements, but pure Pollyannaism is also to be avoided.