I don't understand why I'm getting so much hate. I was just curious. I really don't care.
I wont say it was a dumb question, but a careless one.
Text has little tone or context and when you bring up things with highly polarized ideologues and ideas with politically charged stigmas, some people will associate that with some sort of stance of your opinion even when you made no intension of such a thing. Don't be apologetic or dismissive about it, cause that gives the impression you know you dabbled into something touchy and can turn up the aggression to you based on someone's stance towards your question. because you started off being apologetic, people assumed you already knew it was questionable, and then you proceeded to ask a potentially polarized question. Being steadfast and assertive on the original point would have put your tone as inquisitive and not such much as borderline snarky or digging into agendas as some people may see.
Your question would have probably faired a lot better had it been something like "Are there any/how many females that work directly with yoyo games?" or "Are there people that work at yoyo with non European backgrounds" though this probably is not the right place to ask those out right. When you acknowledged it was politically charged, and then put them on point for "diversity" by assuming all of them were white males, you basically opened yourself up to it.
Edited by roa, 24 August 2015 - 05:28 AM.