I agree - my attempt to bring up the topic was, perhaps, futile, but I had hoped that some good would come of it.
I very much support the idea of people creating the spaces in which they feel comfortable to talk, discuss, and solve problems, because that's what this sort of thing is about, really, isn't it?
I was just trying to make one small step (and I agree, Ceoli, not the only one necessary) to try to mend any sort of wall which may be there. The first step is talking about it, and exchanging views. Maybe this is the wrong place for that, but I don't know of a better one.
"Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf." - Native American Proverb