Yik Yak promotes bigotry
If I could give Yik Yak zero stars, I would. Yik Yak deletes any comments raising awareness about “tough” issues such as rape, racism, sexual harassment, et cetera. While this app has the potential to be a platform for expression, Yik Yak promotes bigotry and hinders progression in furthering equal rights for genders and races. While Yik Yak deletes any comments (within seconds) that call attention to the issues of rape or violent hate crimes in our culture, it does not delete comments that further the negative stereotypes about genders and races. By doing this, Yik Yak robs its users of a basic, fundamental right: freedom of speech. This app could serve as a place for people who are victim of these negative stereotypes and inequality to have a place where they can speak up and not face serious consequences (violence) for expressing and standing up for themselves; instead, Yik Yak encourages bullies and bigots to insult people without consequence and hinder social progression towards human equality. I’m not saying Yik Yak should delete offensive comments, I’m saying Yik Yak shouldn’t delete the ones that actually could make a difference in this world and make people think twice about the society they’re living in. I sure hope someone actually sees this review before Yik Yak finds some way to delete this, too.